Since 2018 he has been a book ambassador for Eason Ireland, compiling a quarterly list of titles for shops with author Sinéad Moriarty.
In recent years he has conducted public interviews at festivals including Listowel Writers Week, Cúirt, Ennis Book Club Festival, International Literature Festival Dublin, Bloomsday, Hinterland Festival, Dalkey Book Festival, Bram Stoker Festival, Dublin Book Festival, UCD Festival and more.
He MCs business panels, mornings and events as well as regular charity events as part of his work as longstanding national patron of Epilepsy Ireland.
Rick has been a speaker at international conferences on epilepsy in Montreal, Malta and Marseille as well as at the European Parliament in Brussels. He also gives talks on the use of social media in radio, most recently at Radiodays Europe.
He’s been a judge for the BGE Irish Book Awards, the 2015 UK and Ireland Young Adult Book Prize run by The Bookseller magazine, the Choice Music Prize, Dublin Fringe Festival and the 2018 Costa Book Awards.
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