Since 2018 he has been a book ambassador for Eason Ireland, compiling a quarterly list of titles for shops with author Sinéad Moriarty.
He also hosts author interviews at events and literary festivals with, amongst others, Liz Nugent, Alan Cumming, John Boyne, Anthony Horowitz, Lionel Shriver, Paul Beatty, Eoin Colfer, Jessie Burton, Hannah Kent, Tracy Chevalier, Donal Ryan, Michael Chabon, Chris Cleave and Graham Norton.
Rick presents annual awards ceremonies including the Web Awards, Social Media Awards, SME Awards and Student Enterprise Awards. He has also hosted at other events as diverse as the Festival Of Curiosity, Pint Of Science Festival, CBI Book Of The Year Awards, Event Industry Awards and the social media metrics business conference Measurement.ie.
In 2015 he co-hosted the televised Bord Gais Energy Irish Books Awards on RTE One.
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.
He has been a panellist and event host at events including Listowel Writers Week, Cúirt, Ennis Book Club Festival, International Literature Festival Dublin, Bloomsday, Lingo Spoken Word Festival, Bram Stoker Festival, for Dublin 1City 1Book and has been an award presenter at the Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards, PPI Radio Awards and Meteor Ireland Music Awards.
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.
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