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They were rigorous in analyzing research on the subject provided to them by the CPA. They developed a creative response that handled the issue in a sensitive but realistic fashion.quotation mark

Caroline Spillane, Programmes & Communications Manager, Crisis Pregnancy Agency


Athena Media CEO appointed to Arts Council Board

Tue 03 Jan 2017 by Athena Media

Helen Shaw - Athena Media's founder and CEO has been appointed to the Board of the Arts Council of Ireland by the Minister for Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and the Gaeltacht Affairs, Heather Humphreys. Helen takes up the five year appointment from January 2017 and was appointed through a public competition.


Helen established Athena Media as a digital communications content and consultancy agency in 2004 and her work in the arts sphere includes producing award winning documentaries in music and literature. She is a graduate of University College Dublin (BA English Literature and History and a Master's Degree in Modern History) and holds a post graduate degree in journalism from Dublin City University.

She was awarded an international fellowship at the Weatherhead Center, Harvard University in 2002-2003 and she set up Athena Media when she returned to Ireland. Helen is a former news journalist with the Irish Times and she worked as a radio current affairs producer for many years with RTÉ before joining BBC Northern Ireland as Editor, Radio Current Affairs.

She returned to RTÉ to take up the post as MD Radio in 1997 and launched RTÉ lyric fm in 1999. In 2016 Helen was awarded the Grand trophy at the New York Radio Festival for her radio documentary work and recent arts productions include Cross Currents, the story of contemporary Irish composers for RTÉ lyric fm and an acclaimed audiobook of James Joyce's novel A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man for UCD's digital Joyce project.