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fond farewell Taoiseach leads tributes to 'brilliant' RTE correspondent Ingrid Miley as she steps down

"Some personal news…today is my last day with #RTE after too many years to count"

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RTE’s Ingrid Miley, who is stepping down, with Ray Kennedy

RTE’s Ingrid Miley, who is stepping down, with Ray Kennedy

RTE’s Ingrid Miley, who is stepping down, with Ray Kennedy

The Taoiseach, Michael Martin has led tributes to the RTE correspondent Ingrid Miley who announced her departure from the national broadcaster yesterday. 

Ingrid, who served as the station’s Industry and Employment reporter, took to Twitter to write: "Some personal news…today is my last day with #RTE after too many years to count.”

The Taoiseach wished her the best of luck on her last day, as he tweeted: “What a brilliant, award-winning broadcasting career, spanning four decades, covering business, industry, news and Irish life.

“Here's one of your interviews from 1987 - as sharp then as you are today,” he added, posting a link to an episode of ‘Out And About’ broadcast on 19 May 1987 that she presented alongside Liam Ó Murchú.

She replied: “Taoiseach thanks for the kind words - but did you have to tweet the 1987 Mullingar Bachelors Club package? #morto"

Ingrid, who previously worked on the Evening Extra programme and as a journalist with the Irish Times, qualified as a barrister in 2003.

She added: “Thanks to all the wonderful colleagues and friends I’ve worked with in radio, television and news — and to all who trusted me to tell their stories.”

Virgin Media's News Correspondent Richard Chambers wrote: "The very best of luck Ingrid! Congratulations on a brilliant run - you were a joy with work with anytime there was a late night at the LRC!"

Broadcasting legend Bibi Baskin, who recently announced her retirement, wrote: "Now a big change after a big service. I'm retiring too and I'm madly excited. You will be too. Best of luck and relaxation, Ingrid."

She replied: “Thanks Bibi - we should get together and reminisce on our paths since Evening Extra!

While TV personality Noel Cunningham added: "Well Ingrid you have inspired us today ... your last day yet you say you are excited about going in to work .. just fabulous ! Happy new chapter."

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