Archive for June 2011

Starting early

Jun 30th, 2011 | By | Category: Ireland

Back in the early eighties, in the memory, RTE radio’s daybreak news programme began at 8.15 am. It seemed extraordinarily late, but maybe it was convenient for farmers coming in from the opening hours of the day’s work and for the comparatively small number of commuters driving into Dublin, in those times when only a handful of railway stations were still open after the closures of the 1950s and 1960s.

By the 1990s, Morning Ireland had moved forward to 7.30 am.  The Today programme on the BBC had been on the …