Newstalk presenter, Newstalk presenter, columnist, and political pundit, Ivan Yates is renowned for his unique and forthright style, robust views, and compelling delivery. He is an expert on Irish and international politics and business, and has become a vibrant voice in the heady and turbulent world of political analysis. A businessman, writer, and former Minister for Agriculture, Ivan is a household name with top rated shows, and will be using his knack for searching questions and entertaining presentation to host the Ireland’s Convenience Retailer Summit 2017.
Ivan Yates has had unique life experience in politics, business and media. A former government minister and Wexford TD for more than 20 years. He was also an entrepreneur who founded and developed Celtic Bookmakers, employing 400 people with a turnover of €200 million. Now Ivan is essential reading, listening and viewing across Ireland’s media landscape.
The highly-successful national broadcaster presents top-rated programmes on Newstalk while being a leading columnist with Ireland’s biggest newspapers.
In 2014 he published his best-selling and revealing autobiography ‘Full On’ to much acclaim.
His original forthright style of entertaining punditry and analysis on the full range of current affairs and sport has made him a much sought after motivational public speaker at corporate and formal events. He also acts as a versatile conference facilitator and moderator, an MC with a flair for asking the questions that need answering.