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Rick O'Shea

Rick O'Shea in January 2009
Born Paul Crossan
May 1973 (age 36)
Nationality Irish
Occupation Radio DJ
Employer RTÉ 2fm
Personal weblog
This article is about the radio personality. For the comic strip, see Rick O'Shay.

Rick O'Shea (born Paul Crossan on 7 May 1973) is an Irish radio personality. He was born in Drimnagh, County Dublin and attended Drimnagh Castle CBS. He is a DJ on RTÉ 2fm.



He was diagnosed with epilepsy when he was 16 and has blogged about one of his seizures [1]. In March 2006, Rick became a patron of Brainwave, the Irish Epilepsy Association. A charity single, Tinsel and Marzipan, sung by Pugwash and Friends (including Mundy and Divine Comedy's Neil Hannon) was released in Ireland in December 2006 to benefit Brainwave.

Personal life

O'Shea is known as a popular blogger in Ireland, having a MySpace page and a Bebo page as well as a personal blog and a contributing blogger on The Dublin Community Blog. In April 2006, he was the host of the inaugural Irish Blog Awards, as well as a nominee. He has been nominated for 2 PPI National Radio Awards and is also three times nominated for Best Irish DJ at the Meteor Music Awards.


  • On Monday May 28 2007, while interviewing actor and singer Jason Donovan on his radio show, he mentioned Donovan's previous role as Joseph in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. O'Shea then spoke of his part as narrator in the play as a 16 year-old where he stood at the side of the stage wearing a stick-on beard.
  • On Thursday July 24 2008, while guest hosting the Gerry Ryan show on RTÉ 2FM, he became the first Irish DJ to use a live Twitterstream as a back channel on national radio.


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