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Kerry native Donie O’Sullivan came to prominence on CNN last year when he reported on Trump supporters laying siege on the Capitol building in Washington D.C.

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Cahersiveen native Donie O’Sullivan pictured reporting for CNN at pro-Trump riots at the US Capitol building

Cahersiveen native Donie O’Sullivan pictured reporting for CNN at pro-Trump riots at the US Capitol building

Cahersiveen native Donie O’Sullivan pictured reporting for CNN at pro-Trump riots at the US Capitol building

CNN will no longer be available in Ireland from today to over 400,000 subscribers of the Virgin Media TV package.

That means no more free Anderson Cooper or a chance to look at Kerry man Donie O’Sullivan in action on the American cable channel.

“Warner Media is planning to move to a subscription model for its CNN news channel,” a Virgin Media spokesperson told sundayworld.com.

"The channel is no longer available on VTV after 16th November.

“Customers can still watch and catch up on the latest news from other major news channels such as CNBC, BBC News, Sky News and many others as part of our TV offering.

"When CNN make their full live TV service available via app in Ireland, we will look at bringing it the Virgin Media platform, so keep an eye out.”

The Virgin spokesperson added that CNN offer subscription services on the LIVE TV section of their website, or if interested, customers may access up to date news in their online articles at https://edition.cnn.com/.

A Sky spokesperson told us:“Sky subscribers won’t see any changes and will continue to receive CNN as part of their Sky TV subscription.”

Cable News Network (CNN) is a multinational news-based pay television channel headquartered in Atlanta, United States and was founded in 1980 by Ted Turner and Reese Scchonfeld.

It has major hubs around the world, including New York, Los Angeles and London and is available in 212 countries.

Its watershed moment was the Gulf War in 1991, while it provoked former US President Donald Trump when he was US President as one of a core number of organisations he labelled “fake news”.

Donie O’Sullivan came to prominence early last year when he reported on Trump supporters laying siege on the Capitol building in Washington D.C.

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