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Fiona Looney

Fiona Looney
Nationality Irish
Occupation columnist
media personality
Known for Contributions to family, media, society
Title Missus
Spouse(s) Steve
Children Ciara, Cian, Uainain

Fiona Looney is an Irish columnist, playwright, scriptwriter and media personality. She has been a regular contributor to The Panel and The Gerry Ryan Show. She is the creator of Celebrity Bainisteoir, having first submitted the idea to RTÉ in 2004.[1]


Looney writes columns for The Daily Irish Mail and Woman's Way.[2]

She regularly contributed to The Gerry Ryan Show on RTÉ 2fm and filled in for Ryan on 30 April 2010, the day he died.[3][4] Their fondness for one another led to Looney being dubbed Ryan's "on-air wife" and she was considered a possibility as his replacement.[5] She was previously a regular contributor to topical comedy show The Panel. Looney's other television credits include working as a reporter for news programme Capital D. She previously worked as a writer for the political music magazine, Hot Press, had a career with BBC Radio in London and was a scriptwriter for Raidió Teilifís Éireann (RTÉ).

Debut play Dandelions was a success and garnered comparisons to the American television series Desperate Housewives.[6]

Personal life

Looney has a husband, Steve, and three children: two daughters, Ciara (born 1997), and Uainín (born 2001) and one son, Cian (born 1999), all of whom feature regularly in her columns.[7] She has a dog called Dennis.[8]


External links

  • Internet Movie Database
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