Éanna is a botanist by profession having learnt her trade in UCD many moons ago. She was responsible for much of the ground breaking species distribution mapping carried out by An Foras Forbartha in the 1970’s and 80’s. She has been a lecturer in sustainable development in DIT for over twenty years.
She is publicly on the side of the environment as evidenced by her stint as President of An Taisce from 2004-2009 and more recently as President of the Tree Council of Ireland. She is the author of several books including 'Wild Dublin' and 'Wild Things at School'.
She has been broadcasting on RTE about wildlife since 1988, and has been the mainstay of the Mooney goes Wild programmes since 1995. She has made several Wildlife Radio documentaries including one recorded live in the rainforest in Costa Rica, and just lately one on Rats.
She currently has a regular wildlife slot on TV3’s Six o Clock show.