Morning Ireland celebrates 10 years on air.

Morning Ireland is the country's most listened to radio show and is broadcast each weekday from 7.00 - 9.00 am. The programme was first broadcast in 1984 by David Hanly and David Davin-Power.

David Davin-Power and David Hanly (1984)
David Davin-Power and David Hanly (1984)

This report from 2 November 1994 shows the presenters in studio with sound bites of some of the most famous interviews over the years. Director of RTÉ News, Joe Mulholland talks to Ciaran Mullooly about the success of the programme. A 10th-anniversary reception was held at RTÉ, with tributes from Taoiseach Albert Reynolds. David Hanly also talks about some of his earliest memories of the programme.

Morning Ireland RTÉ Guide 02/11/1984

In 1984 an RTÉ Guide feature introduced two new programmes to the radio schedule, 'Morning Ireland' and 'Today at 5'. Editor Shane Kenny and the two presenters, David Hanly and David Davin-Power spoke of what they hoped to achieve in the early morning programme, which has gone on to become the most successful show on Irish radio.

Morning Ireland (1994)

The team behind 'Morning Ireland', photographed to mark the 10th anniversary of the programme, in October 1994. Sitting in the front row from left to right; Jenny Witt, Margaret Ward and Cathy Milner. Standing in the back row from left to right; Niall Martin, Donal Byrne and Cillian de Paor.

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