Winning the Rose of Tralee in 2014 not only made Maria Walsh a household name; it also paved the way for a career in politics, which saw her elected as an MEP for the Midlands north-west in 2019.

Now living on the family beef and sheep farm in Shrule, Co Mayo, she tells Maria Moynihan about the challenges of remote working, the people who have inspired her and what she’s most looking forward to after lockdown.