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Fiona Kelly

Fiona spent seven years working as a print journalist, after starting out as a cub reporter on the Evening Herald at the tender age of 19. After the Herald, she did a stint with the Sunday Press and was working there on the fateful day that it closed down in the summer of 1995. From there she moved into the very different world of women's glossy magazines where she worked as Deputy Editor on Irish Tatler and U Magazine. She became a radio producer with RTÉ Radio in 1996.

As a staff producer, Fiona worked on a range of programmes including Today with Pat Kenny, Liveline, 5 7 Live and the Gerry Ryan Show.

Since going freelance in 2000, Fiona Kelly has concentrated on producing and presenting her own documentary series which have covered topics from the most memorable Irish strikes of the recent past in Passing the Picket (2007), to visits to immigrant families around the country in Breaking Bread (2005).

Other series have included A Night on the Tiles (2008), May Suit First-time Buyer (2006) and A Walk in the Park (2006).

In 2002, Fiona won the Premios Ondes award for radio in Barcelona for an episode of Stand Up Stories, a comedy series which she produced with script-editor Barry Murphy of Apres Match fame.

Fiona also works as a media consultant with Clockwork Management, a marketing and sponsorships agency. She is on the Executive Committee of AIRPI, the Association of Independent Radio Producers and has recently signed up as a volunteer with Fighting Words, the new children's writing centre set up by Roddy Doyle in Dublin which she describes as "inspirational".

Fiona has lived all her life in Dublin, was educated at Presentation Convent in Terenure, and went on to study Communications at Colaiste Dhulaigh in Coolock before moving on to study Journalism in the College of Commerce in Rathmines.

She currently lives in Dalkey in Dublin with her husband, Philip, and her two young children, Shane and Sophie. At the moment, any spare time is spent ferrying them to hurling, swimming, soccer and drama.but one of these days, she is determined to get back to playing golf and becoming a half-decent player.

Morning Ireland

Programme Highlights

Nursing dream of teenager who contracted Covid-19

Philip Bromwell reports on 17-year-old Brandon Fay, who was hospitalised with coronavirus and has returned to his work experience placement at the hospital that treated him.

The Wall of Crosses: Grief made visual

Cian McCormack reports from a church in Dublin where the priest and parishioners are remembering those who've died with Covid-19.

What's happening down on the farm?

Paschal Sheehy, Southern Editor, meets up with some local producers hoping to be back selling their produce in the farmers' markets next week.



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