Morning Ireland Begins 5 November 1984


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The news programme 'Morning Ireland' began on 5 November 1984. Listen here to an extract from a programme from February 1985 when David Hanly interviewed Des O'Malley following his expulsion from Fianna Fáil.

  • Title
    O'Malley Expelled From Fianna Fáil
  • 1st Broadcast
  • Contributor
    David Hanly (Presenter)
  • Clip Duration
  • Material Type
  • Series title
    Morning Ireland
  • Clip title
    Morning Ireland Begins 5 November 1984
  • Extended description

    Des O'Malley comes into the 'Morning Ireland' studio following his expulsion from the Fianna Fáil party. Des O'Malley explains to David Hanly that the official reason given for his removal from Fianna Fáil was for "being guilty of conduct unbecoming of a member of the party."

  • Information

    'Morning Ireland' began on 5 November 1984. Broadcasting for one hour from 08.00 am the programme was replacing a music and chat format presented by Mike Murphy. 'Morning Ireland' was initially unpopular with the listeners and critics but would become Ireland's most listened to radio programme. David Davin Power and David Hanly were the programmes first presenters.

    'Morning Ireland' is now broadcast on weekdays from 07.00 am to 09.00 am and is co-presented by various presenters. The format is a mixture of live interviews and pre-recorded location reports. Extended news bulletins are broadcast at 07.00 and 08.00, followed by weather, business news and "It Says In The Papers", a review of the Irish morning newspapers.

    There are news headlines followed by sports news at 07.30 and 08.30 and business news is broadcast at 07.45. AA Roadwatch provides traffic news throughout the programme.

    The photograph accompanying this clip shows David Hanly in October 1984 and was taken to publicise the launch of 'Morning Ireland'.

    The photographer was Eve Holmes.

    © RTÉ Stills Library 2044/017


  • Local keywords
    RTÉ, Broadcasting, Radio, Current Affairs, 1980s, David Hanly, Des O'Malley, Fianna Fáil, Politics
  • Geographical coverage
  • Topic
    The Media
  • Publisher Broadcaster
  • First broadcast channel
    RTÉ Radio One
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  • Language used
    English (eng)