Morning Ireland

Morning Ireland

Monday - Friday, 07.00 - 09.00

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
Emma McNamara

Emma McNamara

Emma McNamara has extensive experience in business reporting, in both the print and broadcast media. She was a regular presenter of the business news on Morning Ireland, later being appointed an editor
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.
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.
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
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
Petula Martyn

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.

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.

Morning Ireland

Programme Highlights

A politician blessed with all the gifts

John Hume's speech to the European Parliament after he won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1998.

Covid affects St Patrick's Cathedral restoration

Eleanor Mannion reports on the restoration of St Patrick's Cathedral in Dublin which has suffered a drop in funding due to the lack of tourists

Animal groups warn of 'pandemic of stolen dogs'

Cian McCormack reports on the increased number of suspected dog thefts, as demand for pets soars under Covid-19

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