RTÉ's renowned broadcaster Sean O'Rourke is hanging up the headphones on his illustrious career today.
But he has promised that there's "a fair bit left in the tank" as he moves on to the next phase of his life, having started with RTÉ in 1982.
The mid-morning news-show anchor (64) is already in talks with RTÉ about doing some more work after his retirement and, separately, he has been approached to write a book.
"The possibility has been raised, but I don't know. I'll have to think about that," he said.
He will turn 65 in two weeks' time and while he must retire from the company as an RTÉ employee, this is not the last we have seen of the popular Portlaoise man.
"I do expect to broadcast again, I am still working on some plans with RTÉ but obviously it's something we have to talk a bit more about," he told the Irish Independent.
"One of the things is, I feel good. I think there's a fair bit left in the tank.
"My father died when he was 65, but he was a smoker from the time he was 17 until the time he was about 62 - and obviously a lot of damage was done. So please God, I will live a bit longer than that and make a contribution in some shape or form."
Asked for his opinion on the existing retirement age, which has been a bone of contention for some RTÉ workers, he said: "I'd like flexibility to be brought about. I think there's probably a happy medium between allowing people to stay a bit longer if they want and forcing them out.
"One of the things I've been pretty clear about is that even if I could have stayed until I was 70, in RTÉ, that didn't mean I had the right to present the 'Today' show.
"Who presents what show is a matter for the director- general, who's the editor-in-chief, and if he or she can't decide who presents what show then what kind of editor-in-chief are they?"
With names like Miriam O'Callaghan and Claire Byrne rumoured to be in the mix to replace him, he pointed out that he was "anything but the favourite" when he landed the job seven years ago.
"There are several people who I would expect to be interested and could be considered for the job," he said.
He also insisted that he is not "irreplaceable", having taken over the show seven years ago when Pat Kenny left for Newstalk.
"No, I'm not. I'm the walking, talking, living proof that nobody is irreplaceable because look, we were supposed to lose 100,000 listeners and we didn't. We actually put on a few," he said.
"I was just fortunate I was with a great bunch of people who are delivering really good news items for a presenter to work with."
A father of six, his plan to celebrate his milestone birthday was to head off with his wife Caroline in a second-hand motorhome that they bought for their future travel adventures. But a staycation is now on the cards.
"We had hoped that we would be heading off. We had planned on going to Spain in it, taking a ferry to Bilbao next week, so that's that plan gone by the wayside. We'll get around Ireland a bit I'm sure before the summer is out."
However, he has no regrets about how his time with RTÉ has panned out, as he leaves the high-profile slot on a high with 320,000 listeners.
"I'm quite happy and relaxed about it; it's been a great spin and I've enjoyed it all hugely.
"Success was not guaranteed when we started. But I think we succeeded well beyond what anyone would have predicted," he said.
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