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I'd love to have done TV special – Pat


 BIG STORY: Pat Kenny. Photo: Mark Condren

BIG STORY: Pat Kenny. Photo: Mark Condren

BIG STORY: Pat Kenny. Photo: Mark Condren

HE has been off television screens for more than six months after announcing his departure from RTE and stalwart presenter Pat Kenny said he doesn't miss it.

But the host admitted he would love to be on his old show Prime Time during the latest controversy to hit An Garda Siochana.

Kenny has extensively covered the fall-out following the resignation of Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan for his Newstalk show, interviewing a string of commentators, including his former colleague Gay Byrne.


But he said he would relish the chance to get his teeth stuck into live television coverage, which he has not been part of since leaving RTE and Prime Time behind him last August.

"I am not missing it (TV) at the moment, but it would have been interesting with all the developments this week," Kenny told the Herald.

"It would have been exciting on TV, but it was exciting on radio and we covered a lot of it on our show."

The 66-year-old said that he would like to sign on the dotted line for a new TV project before the year is out and he has no preference over which broadcaster he does work with.

"I am letting things sit, but maybe I will look at doing something in the autumn," he explained.

And the presenter hinted he might want to try a different sort of show to what he is known for with RTE.

"I am a very blank canvas when it comes to ideas. But I have been thinking long and hard about what I want and what would suit me."