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

Morning Ireland

Programme Highlights

Will Santa bring Irish-made toys this Christmas?

Gill Stedman speaks to Irish toy companies about some of the products they're hoping will be a hit this Christmas

South Kerry greenway granted planning permission

Amy Ní Riada reports from Glenbeigh with reaction to An Bord Pleanála granting permission for a controversial greenway in South Kerry.

Call for national plan to help children of alcoholics

Ireland has called for a national strategy to help children who are growing up in households where parents are abusing alcohol.

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