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'I did consider walking away from journalism' - Sarah McInerney on life after her Newstalk role

Fierce and fearless, Sarah McInerney became the unlikely national hero RTÉ listeners craved in the midst of the pandemic. As she takes the reins at Drivetime, the broadcaster tells Catherine Fegan about life away from the mic, being a perfectionist and finding herself in unexpected places

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At the top of her game: RTÉ's Sarah McInerney. Photo: Kyle Tunney

At the top of her game: RTÉ's Sarah McInerney. Photo: Kyle Tunney

Sarah McInerney by Kyle Tunney

Sarah McInerney by Kyle Tunney

Sarah McInerney pictured at the Hard Rock Hotel. Photo: Kyle Tunney

Sarah McInerney pictured at the Hard Rock Hotel. Photo: Kyle Tunney

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At the top of her game: RTÉ's Sarah McInerney. Photo: Kyle Tunney

By her own admission, Sarah McInerney is at her most confident when she knows what she is talking about. She does her homework before every big interview, swots up on her subject and immerses herself in whatever topic she is about to cover.

"I find that as long as I have my work done, I'm pretty unshakeable," says McInerney, when asked about her insecurities.


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