Richard McElwee is the Communications Manager at the Irish Rugby Union Players’ Association (IRUPA) and is responsible for all the communication tasks within the association.

Richard is a graduate of UCD where he read English and History before attaining a Masters Degree in International Relations. Thereafter Richard studied Law and was called to the Bar of Ireland in 2013. Richard also has several qualifications in both print and broadcast media. As an accredited journalist, he is a regular contributor to websites and publications in a sporting capacity given his keen and active interest therein.

Alongside his work for IRUPA, Richard also deals with some of the country’s top athletes and brands through his work for Line Up Sports Media Entertainment.

Richard continues to play GAA and rugby at competitive levels.


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