New Newstalk Schedule Announced

As Ivan Yates retires from broadcasting Newstalk has announced his successors in a shake-up of the schedule. The Pat Kenny Show remains in the mid-morning slot between 9 and midday. Moncrieff keeps is mid-afternoon slot between 2 and 4. Kieran Cuddihy leaves behind the early mornings to take on The Hard Shoulder, while Ciara Kelly moves to Newstalk Breakfast with Shane Coleman. Taking over Lunchtime Live from Ciara Kelly is Andrea Gilligan.

Newstalk’s Managing Editor, Patricia Monahan, said:“I am delighted to reveal our new weekday schedule which brings a wide range of expertise to the airwaves and a presenter line up which has direct experience of the issues that impact our listeners."

Speaking about her move, Ciara Kelly said: “I’m really looking forward to joining Shane on Newstalk Breakfast. Listeners tune in every morning to catch up on the latest news and the stories that are going to shape the day ahead. It is a great opportunity to set the agenda on the issues that are important to our audience”

New presenter of The Hard Shoulder, Kieran Cuddihy said: “I am delighted to be taking the reins on The Hard Shoulder. Every day we will cover the big stories with the best guests, a variety of opinion and a bit of craic to get you home.”

Also speaking today about her move to Lunchtime Live, Andrea Gilligan said: “It is such a privilege to be taking up this role and to get the chance to talk to listeners across the country."

Show Presenter(s) Time
Newstalk Breakfast Shane Coleman and Ciara Kelly 07:00 - 09:00
The Pat Kenny Show Pat Kenny 09:00 - 12:00
Lunchtime Live Andrea Gillian 12:00 - 14:00
Moncrieff Sean Moncrieff 14:00 - 16:00
The Hard Sholder Kieran Cuddihy 16:00 - 19:00