Morning Ireland

Morning Ireland

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Brendan Fitzpatrick

Brendan Fitzpatrick is from Clonmel in Co Tipperary and started his broadcasting career in Tipp Fm where he worked in the newsroom and hosted weekend sports programmes. He then moved to Limerick to work in RTÉ's new classical music station Lyric FM where he was part of the news team (despite not knowing his arias from his elbow!) From there, it was on to the RTÉ newsroom in Dublin in 2002 where, after a brief stint on the radio sub-editor's desk, he moved to the Morning Ireland programme as a reporter. He was appointed editor on Morning Ireland in 2008, after which he was part of the coverage of the US elections. He was editor of RTÉ's News At One programme for twelve months before returning to Morning Ireland last September. Brendan is a keen sports fan, a supporter of Tipperary hurling (from the ditch) and Man Utd (from the couch)

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Programme Highlights

More Irish people leaving Ireland than returning

Cian McCormack speaks to people about how rents and quality of life drove them from both Dublin and Ireland

Museum of Literature Ireland opens to public

Sinéad Crowley, Arts and Media Correspondent, visits a new museum which aims to showcase Irish literature from the classics up to the present day

Irish students lead third country-wide climate strike

Saoirse Exton, a 14 year-old from Limerick, and Gráinne O'Sullivan, a 15-year-old from Co Wicklow, explain why they're taking part in the Global Day of Action on Climate Change

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