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Thursday 28 August 2014

Dobson isn't ready to ride off into the sunset yet

Brian Byrne and Emma Jane Hade

Published 14/06/2014 | 02:30

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RTE news anchor Bryan Dobson says he has never experienced agesim of the sort in RTE

Broadcaster Bryan Dobson has said he is not in favour of older employees "hanging around" for "years and years" after retirement age.

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However, the veteran RTE presenter said he felt "fortunate" to still have a job and was "hanging on for dear life" for the time being.

Speaking to the Irish Independent, Dobson said: "I do think it's a good idea to pack it in at a certain stage, and move over, and make room for the next generation. I'm not greatly in favour of people hanging around for years and years.

"I'm quite fortunate. Like most people who have a job, I'm hanging on for dear life. I feel very grateful to be in work."

The 54-year-old said that while he can't see himself leaving his post at the State broadcaster anytime soon, he does not intend to work far beyond retirement age.

The newsreader was lending his support to the 21st annual Bloomsday Bike Rally for the Irish Youth Foundation yesterday.

Around 150 cyclists took off from the Wolfe Tone statue at St Stephen's Green and pedalled their way around Joycean Dublin.

The event has raised more than €778,000 to date for community and volunteer groups.

Irish Independent

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