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08th May 2024

RTÉ presenter announces shock departure from hit show

Stephen Porzio

The presenter was a host on the show since 2019.

Radio presenter Doireann Garrihy has announced that she is leaving the RTÉ 2fm Breakfast Show.

Garrihy has hosted the programme since 2019, first opposite Eoghan McDermott and then with current co-hosts Carl Mullan and Donncha O’Callaghan.

Explaining her reasons for the exit in a social media post – in which she paid tribute to Mullan and O’Callaghan – Garrihy said that it was time for her podcasts Doireann and Friends and The Laughs Of Your Life “to travel” and for her to “pursue the projects” she has been “dreaming about”.

The presenter will remain on the air until the end of the month on Friday, 31 May

You can read her post in full right here:

“After 5 years of #2FMBREAKFAST it’s time for ventures new. Donncha and Carl, I have found brothers for life in you both. What an absolute blast of craic, ridiculous immaturity and lifelong bond building.

“Anyone would be blessed to work with one gentleman every day, I have been beyond blessed to work with two. To the loyal 2FM listeners, through thick and thin you’ve been there. Your support has meant everything. There wasn’t a day I didn’t hop out of the bed at 5am. Thank you for welcoming me with open ears back in 2019 and every day since.

“Producer Grace, you’re a boss, a queen, a friend for life. Willem, it’s been an absolute pleasure. Thank you to Dan Healy for meeting me in 2019 and taking a chance on me. I’m so glad you did.

“Now, it’s time for my podcasts Doireann and Friends and The Laughs Of Your Life, to travel, to give more to the people who have been on this journey with me since the viral impressions video of 2016 and to pursue the projects I’ve been dreaming about.

“I’ll be on air until Friday 31st of May but after that, as we would say to our lovely callers on the show, good luck and thanks x

Main image via RTÉ 2fm

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