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Radio silence 2FM's Doireann Garrihy thanks fans for 'reaching out' following co-star Eoghan McDermott's exit

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Doireann Garrihy and Eoghan McDermott at the launch of the new radio schedule in 2019

Doireann Garrihy and Eoghan McDermott at the launch of the new radio schedule in 2019

Doireann Garrihy and Eoghan McDermott at the launch of the new radio schedule in 2019

Doireann Garrihy has broken her social media silence following the sudden departure of her RTÉ 2FM colleague Eoghan McDermott.

McDermott took an unexpected annual leave over two weeks ago, leaving Doireann to host their 2FM breakfast show solo.

The radio DJ had been noticeably silent on social media since her co-host’s hiatus but has now returned to Instagram to chat to her followers.

The 28-year-old took a quick break from filming season 3 of her comedy sketch show The Doireann Project to thank those who messaged her during this ‘manic’ time.

Speaking on her Instagram stories, she said: “I know I’ve been very quiet in terms of talking on Instagram but things have just been absolutely manic between radio, filming this, and the Laughs Of Your Life season five, which isn’t a million miles away if you’re a listener of the podcast.

“I see all your messages coming in and I just want to say thank you for reaching out and saying you miss me having the chats or whatever. So, thank you for that to anyone who has messaged.

The broadcaster continued: “I’m not making that up, I’ve actually had lovely messages. It’s not like ‘Guys, I’m inundated!’”

Doireann has been joined by an array of guest co-hosts since McDermott’s departure, the latest being Rose Of Tralee presenter Dáithí Ó Sé.

The popular talk show host’s guest stint came just after RTÉ released a statement confirming that Eoghan McDermott would not be returning to the show.

An RTÉ spokesperson said: “RTÉ confirms that Eoghan McDermott will not be returning to RTÉ 2FM. His contract is due to expire shortly.

“RTÉ is developing a new direction for the 2FM Breakfast Show which will be revealed in the coming weeks.

“Doireann Garrihy will remain with the show.”

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