Networking Day 2016

The I.H.R.N wish to thank everyone who attended our networking day in the Manila Hotel Clonmel on Saturday the 15th of October 2016.  Delegates  from Dublin Cork Limerick  and Clonmel were in attendance.  

The day started with an informal meet and greet  session where delegates  from the various stations mingled over a cup of tea and a biscuit.

 The day formally began at 11.30 with  MC for the day Frank O Dwyer introducing IHRN Charperson John Savage for his address followed by  The Mayor of Clonmel  Andy Maloney .

Stephanie Comie of The Broadcasting Commission of Ireland gave the first workshop of the day with a talk on the difference between sponsorship and advertising.

Stephanie was followed by Marie Barrie of the HSE who a spoke about the importance of Hospital Radio to patients and staff.


University College Cork law lecturer Anthony O Dwyer was next to the podium and he delivered a very interesting talk on defamation  in realtion to radio and social media.  This took us to 1.15 and we broke for lunch.

After lunch Tom Noctor delivered his workshop on producing a radio show with Audacity  a multitrack editor.   Denis O Sullivan gave a talk on Interview techniques  and was followed by RTE's Eoin Ryan who gave  a very interesting talk on knowing your audience and gearing your show towards that audience.  

After the Workshops  IHRN Chairperson John Savage invited former founding committe member Donal Cronin to the podium and presented with with an engrave clock  in appreciation of his commitemment to the network and Hospital Radio down through the years.  This brought the formal events to an end .



We then presented all present with a certificate for their attendance and followed this with a fun table quiz where teams were drawn from a hat  ensuring each team consisited of delegates from different stations.    

John Lynch from CUH FM compiled the questions and  was quiz master .   The day formaly closed at  5.15 and delegates made their way home.  

Ken Hughes from St. Ita's was official photographer for the day . Experience Production  recorded procedings on video and videos of all the talks are now published under the Training Videos tab on the site menu at the top of this page..



Marie Barrie HSE Manager South Tipperary Hospital

(Introduction By Frank Dwyer IHRN Vice Chairperson)

Andy Maloney Mayor Of Clonmel


Governance Handbook for Industry Networks

A Governance Handbook for Industry Networks: Guide for the Effective Operation of Management Committees and Boards of Directors”, while not a definitive guide, provides a good introduction to the effective operation of Board and Management Committees. The Handbook provides guidance on a range of topics such as governance, financial responsibilities, and running effective board meetings. The Handbook also contains a range of website links, contact details and recommended texts to assist users. The contents of this publication are based on an earlier handbook produced by the BAI’s predecessor, the BCI, as part of the Network Development Project in 2007.


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Libel Workshop 2012



South Tipperary General Hospital Radio hosted the I.H.R.N. Training workshop on Saturday the 14th of April 2012.

The subject for the workshop was media law and the  instructor was Andrea Martin Solicitor specialising in media law and author of the book  Media law in ireland. 

Read more: Libel Workshop 2012

Kids Party 08

CUh Party

Donal Cronin

HUNDREDS of sick and vulnerable Cork kids got to visit Santa Claus in style in a series of trips organised by the Cork City Hospitals Children’s Club.
Vintage cars, a fleet of minis, a Hummer, stretched limousines and even Michael Flatley’s Rolls Royce were on hand to transport the kids to a winter wonderland at Fota House in east Cork.

CUH FM joined the convoy with presenters Noel Welch and Jim Jamel chatting with the kids and their families on what was a very enjoyable day for all concerned. The special programme was broadcast on Christmas Eve.

CUH party 08

A total of 240 children made the trip in four sessions from Cork University Hospital, the South Infirmary-Victoria University Hospital, Mercy University Hospital, Cork Deaf Association and Edel House.