Morning Ireland

    Monday - Friday, 07.00 - 09.00

    Team

    Editors

    Shane McElhatton

    Shane McElhatton was appointed Series Editor of Morning Ireland, having been an editor since 1995. He has worked for most news and current affairs programmes on RTÉ radio and TV. Read more…

    Brendan Fitzpatrick

    Brendan Fitzpatrick began his career at his local radio station in Tipperary before moving to RTÉ. He travelled to the US for the election of Barack Obama and was editor in charge of Morning Ireland's live coverage of that event. Read more…

    Lisa Pereira: Studio and Web Producer

    Lisa Pereira was a reporter, then editor on Morning Ireland before taking up a new challenge to develop the programme's online presence. She began her career in Dublin and also worked for several years at RFI in Paris. Read more…

    Presenters

    Claire Byrne

    Claire is the most recent addition to the Morning Ireland presenter team, having become a regular fixture in 2013. She also presents Prime Time on RTÉ Television and Saturday with Claire Byrne on RTÉ Radio One Read more…

    Rachael English

    Rachael English is a radio obsessive who has become a household name presenting various RTÉ programmes, including Five Seven Live (now Drivetime) and Morning Ireland. Read more…

    Gavin Jennings

    Dr Gavin Jennings started broadcasting while he was studying Medicine at NUI, Galway - fronting news and sports shows on community radio. He presented several RTÉ programmes before moving to Morning Ireland. Read more…

    Cathal Mac Coille

    Cathal Mac Coille is one of the most experienced broadcasters on Irish radio. His career has spanned print, audio, video and online media, in both English and Irish. Read more…

    Fran McNulty

    Fran McNulty is an avid radio listener and, when not listening to radio, is generally presenting it. His microphone has been present at most of the major political events in recent years. Read more…

    Christopher McKevitt

    Christopher McKevitt has worked in business and consumer media in Britain and Ireland. He is a reporter on the Foreign desk of RTÉ News and presents Morning Ireland on an occasional basis Read more…

    Brian Jennings

    Brian Jennings began his career in pirate radio with colleagues who, like him, would go on to become well-known RTÉ names. He reported on some of the most important stories of recent times before turning his hand to newscasting. Read more…

    Reporters

    Cian McCormack

    Cian McCormack is a multi-award winning reporter with Morning Ireland. He has covered some of the biggest stories here and abroad, and was named News Reporter of the Year in the PPI Radio Awards for three years in a row. Read more…

    Louise Byrne

    Louise Byrne is an award-winning journalist who has worked in radio and television, at home and in Africa. She is an advocate for mobile journalism and is also the only person on Morning Ireland to have won an All-Ireland football medal Read more…

    Des Cahill

    Des Cahill is one of Ireland's most recognisable voices in sports reporting. In addition to his work for Morning Ireland, he presents The Sunday Game and weekend radio sports programmes. Read more…

    Darren Frehill

    Darren Frehill's lifelong love of sports led him into broadcasting. He has worked for RTÉ in both TV and radio, and is a regular sports reporter on Morning Ireland Read more…

    Pauric Lodge

    Pauric Lodge shunned a family tradition of local politics to devote himself to sport. He has been presenting and commentating for RTÉ since 2002, and is a regular sports reporter on Morning Ireland Read more…

    Petula Martyn

    Petula Martyn began her reporting career in her native Limerick, in both broadcast and print media. After joining RTÉ, she worked in television and online news before 'coming home' to Morning Ireland. Read more…

    Justin McCarthy

    Justin McCarthy is from a Cork hurling family and came to broadcasting through college radio. He went on to win awards for his news reporting and joined Morning Ireland from his post as Political Correspondent for Today FM. Read more…

    Emma McNamara

    Emma McNamara has extensive experience in business reporting, in both the print and broadcast media. She is a regular presenter of the business news on Morning Ireland. Read more…

    Laura Whelan

    Laura Whelan was raised on a farm but always had her eye on journalism. She came to Morning Ireland after two years in RTÉ's Belfast office. Read more…

    Claire Murray

    Claire Murray has been working in RTÉ for 25 years. She is Personal Assistant to the Deputy Director General, RTÉ / Managing Director, RTÉ News and Current Affairs, and Broadcast Co-ordinator on Morning Ireland Read more…

    It Says in the Papers

    Valerie Cox

    Valerie Cox has long experience in the newspaper business, with the Irish Independent group and with the Wicklow people. She covered the fall of the Berlin Wall during a period spent working in Germany. Read more…

    John S. Doyle

    John S. Doyle entered journalism when he and some friends founded In Dublin magazine in the late 70s. It attracted young writers and artists many of whom went on to become prominent figures in the arts and media. Read more…

    Fiona Kelly

    Fiona Kelly's early career was in print journalism before she moved to RTÉ to work in radio. She is an award-winning radio producer and has presented several of her own documentary series for RTÉ. Read more…

    Caroline Murphy

    Caroline Murphy's career has spanned sports, news, and TV and radio production. She presented the sports news on the very first Morning Ireland broadcast. Caroline now works as an Organisational Psychologist. Read more…

    Deirdre Purcell

    Deirdre Purcell has had many careers but is probably best known as a novelist and broadcaster. She divides her time between her on-air work for RTÉ and a 13th novel which she's writing in the tranquillity of the Beara Peninsula. Read more…

    Clodagh Walsh

    Clodagh Walsh had an early introduction to broadcasting with a job at Waterford Local Radio while she was still at school. She was involved in theatre and lived in Italy for almost a decade before returning for a second stint at RTÉ. Read more…

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    Elaine Keogh speaks to the Save Our Sons and Daughters group, SO SAD, which is helping both young and old in suicide prevention

    Soldier returns home with very important question

    Louise Byrne captures the moment families meet their loved ones, home from serving in the Golan Heights

    Joy unconfined as soldiers return from Golan

    Louise Byrne captures the excitement at Casement Aerodrome, Baldonnel, as families gathered to welcome the men and women of the Defence Forces home

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