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Broadcaster Bryan Dobson to retire ‘after 37 fantastic years with RTÉ’

Bryan Dobson is to retire in April
Bryan Dobson is to retire in April. PICTURE: RTÉ (user-hp1)

Veteran broadcaster Bryan Dobson is to retire “after 37 fantastic years with RTÉ”.

Currently the host of RTÉ News at One on RTÉ Radio 1, he announced on Wednesday that he will step down at the end of April.

He has presented all of RTÉ's flagship news programmes across television and radio over the past three decades and anchored RTÉ's television coverage of elections, and special state events.

“After 37 fantastic years with RTÉ the time has come to move on. I will miss working with some wonderfully talented and hardworking colleagues,” he said.

“RTÉ journalism depends on teamwork and I have worked with some of the very best.

“I am grateful too to the listeners and viewers who have given me their time and attention over the years.

“I hope to have repaid that trust with reporting that was relevant, fair and accurate.”

Kevin Bakhurst, RTÉ director, said Mr Dobson represents the “best in public service journalism”.