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Mairéad Ronan to leave Today FM amid shakeup at Communicorp

Ronan has been at the station for 15 years.

Image: Leon Farrell/RollingNews.ie

MAIRÉAD RONAN, KNOWN as a TV host and the producer on Today FM’s Ian Dempsey breakfast show, has announced she is leaving the station.

In statement posted to her Twitter account last night, Ronan said that she had decided to leave to “try new things”.

“After 15 incredible years with Today FM, I’ve decided to jog on,” she said.

She said that she was “lucky to have had 12 exceptional but exhausting years” on the Ray D’Arcy Show and three years with the “brilliant” Dempsey.

She added that with more TV work and running with her blow dry brush range Faro, she would be leaving the station.

Ronan’s decision to leave comes amid a major shakeup at Communicorp stations.

Earlier today, it was announced that Newstalk’s Chief Executive Tim Collins will leave the station after just over a year.

As well as Collins, Fora.ie reports that both 98FM CEO John Burns and Spin CEO Jamie Crawford will leave their current roles.

Burns has only been in the role since August, while Crawford has been working at Spin since 2005 – and as chief executive since 2008.

TodayFM chief executive Keith McCormack has retained his job in the reshuffle and will now lead all music stations owned by Communicorp.

The Denis O’Brien-owned Communicorp posted a net loss of €3.46 million in 2015, according to the firm’s latest accounts, down from €4.15 million the previous year.

Read: Newstalk, 98FM and Spin’s CEOs to go in a major Communicorp reshuffle

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