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Doireann Garrihy will be back in brand-new format next month

Doireann Garrihy will be back in brand-new format next month

Doireann Garrihy will be back in brand-new format next month

RTÉ 2FM’s Doireann Garrihy has revealed that she is taking a break from the airwaves to plan a brand-new breakfast show.

The radio presenter has been presenting the station’s morning show alone since sundayworld.com exclusively revealed the sudden departure of Eoghan McDermott last month.

She told her listeners today that she will be returning to her desk to come up with a new plan for her breakfast show for a few weeks and will be temporarily replaced by 2FM regulars Tara Stewart and Stephen Byrne.

Speaking on 2FM Breakfast this morning, Doireann shared the big news: “Come 9am this morning, I’m going to be heading straight into what I would like to call the radio ideas factory and by factory, I mean my desk in2FM which is literally like maybe 50 feet from here. I just wanted it to sound cool and sound like a factory.

“I’m going to be doing all the things that would be done in a radio ideas factory, the breakfast radio department in particular. I’m going to be spending the next few weeks working on a brand-new breakfast show, trialing it, testing it, fine-tuning it to brilliance.

“While I do that, the studio seats will be kept warm by the fabulous Tara Stewart and Stephen Byrne. I’ve asked them to look after you guys until my return which I have no doubt they will do.

“Now please everybody, go about your day. Don’t get upset, don’t cry into your pillow, don’t pull a sickie and blame me. I will be back and it’s going to be glorious,” the Dubliner joked.

Doireann’s stand-in host Tara Stewart, whose usual radio stints are at a much later time of 7pm, said to Doireann: “I don’t know how long I’ll survive the early mornings so please don’t be gone too long!”

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