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Irish CNN reporter Donie O’Sullivan wins praise on social media – amid chaos at US Capitol

Irish CNN reporter Donie O’Sullivan has won praise on social media, after he reported from the chaos at the US Capitol on Wednesday night.

Four people have died after supporters of US President Donald Trump broke into the US Capitol on Wednesday, protesting Joe Biden’s election victory.

In extraordinary scenes, carnage erupted inside and outside the building, as both Houses of Congress met to debate objections to the election result, before Biden’s scheduled inauguration later this month.

In the midst of the madness, Kerry native Donie shared live updates from outside the Capitol building, which won him a lot of fans on social media.

The journalist was praised for keeping his cool during CNN’s coverage, as host Wolf Blitzer urged him to “stay safe” from the studio.

As always, Irish people were quick to share their support for the news reporter on social media, which caused Donie’s name to start trending on Twitter.

Clearly delighted by the support, Donie said he was “overwhelmed by all the love from Ireland” as he shared a hilarious TikTok created by Fionnuala Jay, in which she declared her love for the CNN reporter.

The Kerry native has been working for CNN for almost five years, covering the intersection of technology and politics.

He previously worked as a journalist for Storyful in New York and Dublin, after obtaining a master’s degree in political science from Queen’s University Belfast in Northern Ireland.


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