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


The Irish Hospital Radio Network Network was founded in 2004 in conjunction with the Broadcasting Commission of Ireland as a representative body for existing Hospital Stations .

Our objective  is to promote and support the development of existing and new hospital based radio stations.

The founding members were Beaumont Hospital Broadcasting Dublin, Cork University Hospital F.M., Mater Hospital Radio Dublin, Regional Hospital Radio Limerick, South Tipperary General Hospital Radio and St Ita's Hospital Radio Dublin.

The Network is funded by The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI 2016). Our  Committee meets on average 4 times per year to plan and organise training and networking events. We also have conference calls between committee members as required.

Since our founding we have organised a number of National Networking Days , Awards Ceremonies, Training Workshops .  We have produced Promotional Leaflets and Training Videos and the Promotional Video at the top of this page which was distributed to Hospital Administrators to educated them in the benefits of Hospital Radio Station.

The IHRN are very proud of the volunteers at each station who give freely of their time each week to inform and entertain our patients and residenst. To recognise this dedication the network awards service pins to volunteers on 5 , 10 and 15 years service as a very small token of appreciation.

On this site you will find information and photographs  of our activities and contact details for the current members of the network and links to useful websites.

If you would like further details on what we do or wish to get involved please contact us via any of the links from the contact us button on the site menu.



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