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Head of 2fm Dan Healy says Ray D'Arcy's move to RTE Radio 1 has boosted morale within the radio department of the national broadcaster.

In a shock move this month, Today FM announced Ray would be leaving his popular mid-morning slot to take over Derek Mooney's afternoon show on Radio 1.

"Someone like Ray committing to RTE radio is brilliant - morale in there is very high," Dan told the Herald.

"I'm only there a year-and-a-half and the energy in there was positive before this but this really is immense."

Dan also believes Ray will bring a younger audience to his new afternoon slot and admitted his move removes Ryan Tubridy's lead competitor.

"I think Ray can grow and bring 25 to 44-year-olds into Radio 1 and it's a nice opportunity for us on 2fm at 9am as well."

One of 2fm's top presenters, Louise McSharry, is out on leave undergoing treatment for Hodgkin's Lymphoma and Dan is looking forward to her return.

"We're really looking forward to having her back," he said.

"We're thinking she'll be back on May 1 but it could be sooner if she's able."

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