RTÉ Radio One has announced today their new schedule for the station.
The new team of six presenters is a female-led team which will see the weekly schedule incorporate new presenters as well as old.
Three new presenters are joining the team, and Claire Byrne will be joining Áine Lawlor for the News at One.
Exciting changes coming in Feb as Claire Byrne joins @lawlor_aine in presenting @RTENewsAtOne; @LatedebateRTE will have 3 new presenters, with @SarahAMcInerney on Tues, @KatieGHannon on Wed & Fionnuala Sweeney on Thurs; Cormac Ó hEadhra will present Saturday with Cormac Ó hEadhra pic.twitter.com/kwgQ3IKqkb
— RTÉ Radio 1 (@RTERadio1) January 24, 2018
The new schedule, which sees a ratio of 5:1 of women and men, comes after growing frustration among the public with gender equality in the workplace and the media.
Sarah McInerney joins the station coming from Newstalk, and Fionnuala Sweeney returns after a stint abroad in London and Atlanta, Georgia.
The Late Debate will have new presenters, according to the Independent, with Sarah McInerney presenting on Tuesdays, Katie Hannon on Wednesdays and Fionnuala Sweeney on Thursdays.
Cormac Ó hEadhra will take Claire Byrne’s Saturday slot with his new show from 1pm – 2pm.
The changes will come into effect from Feburary and is being celebrated as a welcomed step toward gender equality in the media sphere.
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