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Claire Byrne debuts new hairstyle as she begins new role on RTÉ

The popular presenter spoke with the Taoiseach on her first day of the job

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Claire Byrne has debuted a brand new hairstyle as she began her new role on RTÉ Radio 1 this morning.

The presenter was announced as the new host of RTÉ Radio 1’s Today programme last week, taking over from Sean O’Rourke.

As she started her first day on the job today, Claire showed off a stunning new look – as she cut her blonde locks into a short bob.

The 45-year-old spoke with Taoiseach Micheál Martin on the popular programme, where she questioned him about the golf-gate scandal.

Photo credit: Andres Poveda
Photo credit: Andres Poveda

People across Ireland took to Twitter to praise Sarah for her first day on the job, with one user writing: “And that is why Claire Byrne got that job.”

On Sunday, Claire slammed suggestions of a “war” between her and presenter Sarah McInerney as a “construct” – after Sarah missed out on the full-time role after covering Sean O’Rourke for months.

“People try to create these things all the time,” Claire told the Sunday Independent.

“Before it was me and Miriam (O’Callaghan), now it is me and Sarah. If I were a man, if Sarah was a man, nobody would say any of these things. This is a construct because we are women,” she added.

Speaking about landing the top-tier show, Claire said: “I know I am good enough”.

Claire Byrne. Pciture Conor McCabe Photography