Weekly current affairs show, Claire Byrne Live, is to air it’s final episode on Monday night as the show was cancelled after seven years.
Presenter Claire Byrne opened up about the shows ending, saying; “When we started Claire Byrne Live in 2015, we wanted it to be a forum for people in Ireland to shape the news, respond to unfolding events and most importantly, to have their say.
“We came through two general elections, two hugely significant referendums and one global pandemic in the time that we have been on air.”
Continuing; “I have been hugely proud to be part of this show for those years and I have been humbled to work alongside three talented editors of ClaireByrne Live – Aoife Stokes, Jane Murphy and Hugh Ormond, not to mention the small, hard-working team that made sure we got to air every week, despite the massive challenges posed by the pandemic in the last two years.”
However, the journalist will continue to present Today with Claire Byrne on RTÉ Radio 1, and will reportedly work with RTÉ on future projects.
Paying tribute to the Laois woman, managing director of RTÉ News Jon Williams, said; “For seven years, Claire has hosted Ireland’s biggest conversation, giving the audience a voice on the key issues of the day,”
“From her extraordinary interview with the family of Clodagh Hawe, to the drama of the Leaders’ Debates in two General Elections and breaking news throughout the pandemic, Claire Byrne Live has shown that current affairs can be both popular and engaging. I want to thank Claire for a truly remarkable run,”