An Irish journalist working for CNN has been praised on social media for his work in covering the violence on the US Capitol yesterday.
Kerryman Donie O'Sullivan reported live from the centre of the demonstration on television and on social media.
CNN News Anchor John King praised the UCD-educated journalist, while #Donie was trending across the country last night.
— John King (@JohnKingCNN) January 6, 2021
Some commentators on Twitter say Mr O'Sullivan's upbringing in Ireland prepared him for the turmoil in Washington DC.
All the other CNN correspondents can’t believe this stuff and are freaking out but Donie O’Sullivan is strolling around like he’s seen far worse coming out of a Carlow nightclub #donie
— Declan Lawn (@DecLawn) January 6, 2021
#Donie walking around Capitol Hill chatting to lads like a man walking around the Flannery's smoking area looking for a lighter. Some man @donie #Trump #CapitolHill #America pic.twitter.com/OMeoqWRb6c
— Con (@71screech71) January 7, 2021
— Luke. (@LukeKc89) January 6, 2021
Meanwhile Dustin The Turkey said he hopes to see the much-loved journalist as the next American Ambassador.
The Poultry Party is pleased to confirm we are in advanced talks with @donie about joining the party as our American Ambassador. A big step for us bringing a committed culchie into senior party ranks but we believe now is the hour to reach out to our country cousins. #donie pic.twitter.com/L9r7rKccGR
— Dustin The Turkey (@DustinOfficial) January 7, 2021
This morning Mr O'Sullivan tweeted that he was "overwhelmed by all the love from Ireland".