Ivan Yates leaving Newstalk position

Ivan Yates (Pic: John Dardis)
Ivan Yates (Pic: John Dardis)

Ivan Yates is leaving Newstalk.

The former Agriculture Minister presents the Breakfast show on the station.

He will be departing in July and also stepping down from his roles as a presenter on TV3 and as a columnist with the Irish Independent.

Mr Yates has presented the programme since 2008, apart from his 16 months in Wales when he emerged from bankruptcy.

The former Fine Gael TD will be stepping back from public life and travelling with his wife, Deirdre, for a year.