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Marty Morrissey is going to fill in until Ray D'Arcy arrives at RTÉ

However, he will be on air for just three weeks.

Image: Mark Stedman/Photocall Ireland

MARTY MORRISSEY HAS been picked to fill the seat on RTÉ Radio 1′s mid-afternoon show following Derek Mooney’s departure.

This is a temporary measure ahead of Ray D’Arcy’s arrival at the station in February.

A spokesperson for RTÉ said Morrissey will be a familiar voice to many listeners, mainly from his sports commentary but also from covering programmes such as Countrywide.

They noted that Morrissey will be able to ‘expand his repertoire’ with the move, and will cover all topics on the programme.

However, he is expected only to be called on to the fill the role from 12 January until 2 February.

Alison Curtis is presenting Today FM’s mid-morning slot ‘for the foreseeable future’.

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D’Arcy’s wife and former producer of his Today FM show Jenny Kelly took to Twitter last night to thank listeners for their well-wishes, but to also pass on a message from Ray:

D’Arcy’s sudden departure from Today FM was announced late on Sunday evening, and was with immediate effect.

Alison Curtis: ‘We’re going to miss Ray, but we’ll do our best to keep it going >

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