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Conor Barrins

Conor Barrins joined Morning Ireland on placement from DCU in the summer of 2011 and has been more or less with the programme since then.

The Longford native also worked with the Longford Leader and later split his time in RTÉ with three years reporting Irish stories of international interest to the Agence France Presse (AFP) newswire agency, busiest during the bailout years.

Becoming full time with RTÉ in Jan 2016, he was assigned to the news online desk before returning to Morning Ireland as an editor in April 2017.

A First Class Honours graduate of NUI Galway, Conor also has a Masters Degree in Journalism from DCU.

Morning Ireland’s anti-social hours hampered Conor’s ‘career’ with his beloved Longford Slashers football team but he still harbours hopes of a comeback. 

If he didn’t pursue a career in journalism, Conor would have considered following the findings of his school aptitude test which suggested he become a landscape gardener.

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Call for national plan to help children of alcoholics

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