How does the nation feel about Ivan Yates' departure from Newstalk?
Published 06/04/2016 | 21:38
The news broke this evening that Ivan Yates will be stepping down from his weekday mornings slot on Newstalk Breakfast.
The outspoken presenter - who has denied the exit has any links to bankruptcy - will be stepping away from other media roles and public life to go travelling with his wife for a year.
Speaking to independent.ie his co-presenter Chris Donoghue said Ivan "has been a great partner on air".
"Where most 'big names' want all the limelight to themselves Yates has always been happy to share with the people he works with.... He just wants all the money,” he joked.
So whether devastated or delighted, we've taken a look at what impact the announcement of his departure has had on the nation.
And the results might just surprise you.
Damn. Ivan Yates leaving Newstalk. Now I'll have to turn the radio off on the morning commute.— Robert Sweetnam (@rgsweetnam) April 6, 2016
Interrailing you can't beat it! #ivanyates— Karl Carpenter (@KarlCarpo) April 6, 2016
Ivan Yates was one of the best presenters I worked with in Newstalk. Politically astute, funny, agenda-setting, he's close to irreplaceable.— Paddy McDonnell (@McDonnellPaddy) April 6, 2016
Ivan Yates is leaving @NewstalkFM No other broadcaster calls out the 'Bull Scutter' like he does. A big loss— Alan Mulvey (@al70) April 6, 2016
I would just like to say that Ivan Yates is not leaving @BreakfastNT or Sandymount because of my stalking.— Sara Jane English (@d4dolly) April 6, 2016
Actually sad to hear Ivan Yates is leaving @NewstalkFM so many laughs on my way to work,no more crazy woman laughing alone in car.— Mary Rossiter (@maryrossiter) April 6, 2016