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David McCullagh to move to RTE Six One News as co-presenter

RTE Prime Time presenter David McCullagh has been announced as the new RTE Six One presenter alongside Caitriona Perry.

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The RTE headquarters at Donnybrook in Dublin as the broadcaster announced it will cut some 200 jobs in 2020 as part of plans to reduce projected costs by 60 million euro over three years.

The RTE headquarters at Donnybrook in Dublin as the broadcaster announced it will cut some 200 jobs in 2020 as part of plans to reduce projected costs by 60 million euro over three years.

The RTE headquarters at Donnybrook in Dublin as the broadcaster announced it will cut some 200 jobs in 2020 as part of plans to reduce projected costs by 60 million euro over three years.

RTE has announced that David McCullagh will join Caitriona Perry as a co-presenter of the Six One News from September.

Mr McCullagh presents current affairs programme Prime Time on RTE television and co-hosts the This Week programme on RTE Radio One.

Mr McCullagh will finish up as Prime Time host in August before taking up his new role.

Director of RTE News and Current Affairs Jon Williams confirmed the news on Twitter.

Mr McCullagh told RTE news he was looking forward to joining the Six One team “and continuing the work of our much loved colleague, Keelin Shanley”.

Keelin Shanley and Caitriona Perry were the first two women to present the flagship news programme when their appointments were announced back in 2017.

Ms Shanley died following an illness in February this year, aged 51.

Ms Perry said “Really delighted to welcome the brilliant @mcculld to the @rtenews #SixOne as my new co-anchor.

“We’ve great plans for the programme and with a great team alongside us, we’ll build on what Keelin and I started.”

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