Former Fine Gael TD George Lee is to be announced as RTE’s new ‘Agricultural and Environmental Correspondent’.
In the past several years Lee has been working as a contributor on ‘Prime Time’ after he dramatically returned to the station after quitting his Dail seat in February 2010.
Lee, who was recruited by the party in 2009, complained they little use had been made of his economic skills, and became disillusioned by the party.
The broadcaster will return to the news room covering environment, agricultural and economic issues.
Lee said he was “looking forward to meeting new people and hearing their stories.”