Morning Ireland

Morning Ireland

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Brian Jennings

Brian began his broadcasting career in 1985 with the pirate radio station Q102, where he worked in the newsroom alongside colleagues who would go on to become well-known RTÉ broadcasters, including Anne Cassin, Eileen Whelan, John Kenny and Niall Martin.

In 1988, RTÉ set up a short-term local radio service called Millennium Radio in Dublin's GPO arcade. Brian joined the news team and covered many of the events marking Dublin's Millennium year celebrations. When the station closed in 1989 Brian became a newscaster/reporter with RTÉ 2FM where he worked for many years as the early morning newsreader on the Ian Dempsey Show.

From there, he moved to a number of areas in the newsroom including the Oireachtas Unit and, as the main radio bulletin reporter, for the planning Tribunals at Dublin Castle. He joined the the Morning Ireland team early in the new Millennium.

Apart from being a news junkie, Brian enjoys going to the cinema, eating out and cooking at home for friends. He's also a bit of a gadget freak and likes to have the latest technology, if he can afford it.

Brian says: "The time I enjoyed most in my working life was reporting from the McCracken tribunal in 1997, investigating reports of secret payments by Ben Dunne to former Taoiseach Charles Haughey and former cabinet minister Michael Lowry".

Morning Ireland

Programme Highlights

Shannon Airport hits turbulence

Tommy Meskill reports on the effect that slowing growth at Shannon Airport is having on businesses in Co Clare

When is a good time to call an election?

Cian McCormack looks at the factors influencing the decision to call a general election

Experts highlight importance of skin-on-skin contact

Juliette Gash reports on a 10% increase in the rate of breastfeeding and a new emphasis on skin contact with baby

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