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Ivan Yates is coming back to Newstalk

He’ll present a two-hour show on Sundays.

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NEWSTALK HAS ANNOUNCED that Ivan Yates will return to the airwaves this spring with a new show.

The radio station said Yates “will bring his unique style” to a new weekly programme from 11am to 1pm each Sunday.

The programme will be feature a mix of politics, business, current affairs and sport. The first show will be broadcast on Sunday, 2 April.

The former Fine Gael TD left the station in July. He presented Newstalk Breakfast since 2009. He took a 16-month sabbatical in 2012/2013 when he moved to Wales to avail of the UK bankruptcy process.

Speaking about his return to Newstalk, Yates said:

I spent seven fantastic years at Newstalk and had always envisaged the possibility of returning. With all that’s been happening in politics across the world lately, between Trump and Brexit, I can’t wait to get back on air to share my views.

In July, he said: “My decision to step back from working in the media is a personal one and I remain a committed supporter of independent radio and Newstalk in particular.” At the time, he also stepped down from his roles with TV3 and the Irish Independent.

Tim Collins, CEO of Newstalk 106-108fm, added: “We’re delighted to be welcoming Ivan back. Ivan is a much-loved member of the Newstalk family so a return was always on the cards.

“We’ve been in discussion for some time to find the most suitable slot and programme format so we’re really looking forward to hearing him bring his unmissable insights and opinion to Sunday mornings with this exciting new show. ”

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