Morning Ireland

Morning Ireland

Mon - Fri • 07:00 - 09:00

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. Brendan is a keen sports fan, a supporter of Tipperary hurling (from the ditch) and Man Utd (from the couch)

Morning Ireland

Programme Highlights

Integration in education key to tackling racism

In the last in her series on racism in Ireland, Ailbhe Conneely, Religion & Social Affairs Correspondent, looks at how one Cork school has achieved integration amongst students and teachers.

Reported incidents of racism rising in Ireland

Ailbhe Conneely, Social Affairs & Religion Correspondent, explores how the number of reported racist incidents in the country is on the rise

Online racism a growing problem in Ireland

Ailbhe Conneely, Social Affairs & Religion Correspondent, reports on what's been done across sport, the arts, and media to tackle racism in Ireland.

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