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Rachael English Steve Langan/RTÉ

RTÉ's Rachael English named new presenter on News at One after Bryan Dobson's retirement

The presenter has been on the Morning Ireland team for 14 years.

RTÉ PRESENTER RACHAEL English has been named as the new presenter of the News at One on RTÉ Radio One.

English is set to move from Morning Ireland, where she has been on the presenting team for 14 years, to the broadcaster’s lunchtime programme.

She will replace former News at One presenter Bryan Dobson who recently retired.

“One of my first jobs in RTÉ was as a reporter on the News at One. It was also where I first worked as a stand-in presenter,” English said in a statement to media this morning.

“I’ve always hoped that one day I’d get to return, so I’m delighted to be doing so now. It feels like coming home,” she said.

“It’s been a privilege to present Morning Ireland, and I’d like to thank the colleagues who have made getting up at 4am bearable. I’m looking forward to working with the fantastic team on the News at One.”

Deirdre McCarthy, RTÉ’s Managing Director of News & Current Affairs, said: “Rachael is a highly respected journalist and outstanding broadcaster. I am delighted that she will now be joining the exceptional team of journalists on our flagship News at One programme.”

After joining RTÉ in 1991 and working as a reporter on several of its programmes, English’s first full-time presenting job was on Five Seven Live on RTÉ Radio One before presenting The Late Debate and Saturday View. She joined Morning Ireland in 2010.

She is due to begin presenting on News at One on Monday 15 July.

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