Kathryn Thomas

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No Place Like Home: Kathryn Thomas

RTÉ One’s new Sunday-evening show, No Place Like Home, begins with a quotation: “So long for air to brighten, time to be dazzled and the heart to ligh(...)

Presenter Kathryn Thomas with aspiring leaders at an Operation Transformation assessment day in Sportslink, Santry, ahead of the 13th series, which launched in January 2020. Photograph: Andres Poveda

Profits at the independent production company behind RTÉ ratings winner Operation Transformation declined 25 per cent last year to €210,661. New acco(...)

Operation Covid Nation: Karl Henry, Dr Sumi Dunne, Kathryn Thomas, Aoife Hearne and Dr Eddie Murphy

When details began to circulate of a new RTÉ lifestyle show with the title Operation Covid Nation, many of us assumed it was a joke. It was so tacky, (...)

Operation Transformation presenter Kathryn Thomas: the fitness programme has returned for a 13th series.  Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Accumulated profits at the media company owned by TV presenter Kathryn Thomas increased to €421,488 last year. Accounts for Aquarius Productions, fil(...)

A an image of the Hardy Bucks

Sales of RTÉ shows Taken Down, Hardy Bucks and Operation Transformation last year contributed to RTÉ’s commercial arm increasing its pretax profits by(...)

Kathryn Thomas: ‘The home gym thing actually started when I was pregnant, when I just preferred the comfort and privacy of my own home.’

Mention the term “home gym” and many might have visions of unused, high-tech gadgets cluttering precious space in the average home. Kathryn Thomas (sh(...)

Contestant Paul Murphy garnered praise for speaking frankly about burnout

The latest series of RTÉ’s Operation Transformation drew to a close with this year’s team leaders discovering they had collectively lost nearly 10½ st(...)

Political run: Leo Varadkar jogging with Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau in Phoenix Park, in Dublin, in 2017. Photograph: Leo Varadkar/Twitter

Transformation seems to come easy to Taoiseach Leo Varadkar. Once a vocal sceptic on civil partnerships, he later asked to be “an equal citizen in my (...)

Kathryn Thomas. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Accumulated profits at the media firm owned by TV presenter Kathryn Thomas increased to €391,765 last year. Accounts just filed for Aquarius Producti(...)

Most countries have dropped their  nannying TV health shows. Not us. Operation Transformation remains one of RTÉ’s great juggernauts

In many other territories, the nannying, TV health show format has long had its day. There’s been neither hide nor hair of Gillian McKeith; The Bigges(...)

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