Morning Ireland

Morning Ireland

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Team

Editors

Shane McElhatton

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.
Conor Barrins

Conor Barrins

Conor Barrins is a proud Longford man who worked for the Longford Leader newspaper before joining RTÉ. He was also a reporter for the AFP news agency, and for RTÉ's online news service
Cathy Farrell

Cathy Farrell

Cathy Farrell has spent most of her career in radio, working for 96FM in Cork and, later, TodayFM in Dublin, where she became head of news. Cathy has a particular interest in politics and international affairs
Brendan Fitzpatrick

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.
Lisa Pereira: Studio and Web Producer

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.

Presenters

Audrey Carville

Audrey Carville

Audrey Carville spent much of her career in the BBC and presented a range of radio programmes with RTÉ before joining Morning Ireland
Bryan Dobson

Bryan Dobson

Bryan Dobson is a journalist and broadcaster, working as a presenter on RTÉ Radio 1's flagship radio programme Morning Ireland
Rachael English

Rachael English

Rachael English is a radio obsessive who became a household name presenting various RTÉ programmes, including Five Seven Live (now Drivetime) and Morning Ireland.
Gavin Jennings

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.
Brian Jennings

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.

Reporters

Cian McCormack

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.
Louise Byrne

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
Des Cahill

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.
Jackie Fox

Jackie Fox

Jackie Fox's career in journalism was foretold at an early age when, still a schoolchild, she began delivering newspapers in Galway. She has gone on to become a regular voice on RTÉ's most high-profile news and current affairs radio programmes.
Darren Frehill

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
Aisling Kenny

Aisling Kenny

Aisling Kenny has covered some of the most difficult issues surrounding health, housing and other areas impacting on Irish people today. She is originally from Glendalough in Co Wicklow
Pauric Lodge

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
Laura Whelan

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.

It Says in the Papers

John S. Doyle

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.
Fiona Kelly

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.
Deirdre Purcell

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.
Clodagh Walsh

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.

Morning Ireland

Programme Highlights

Grenfell Tower fire: One year on

Louise Byrne reports from Grenfell, ahead of the one-year anniversary of the fire that claimed the lives of 72 people

Vigil for Grenfell Tower victims takes place tonight

Louise Byrne speaks to a Carlow man who survived the fire that killed many of his neighbours

Morning Ireland News Quiz

Were you listening? Test yourself on the week's news. No prizes, just the satisfaction of being right.

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