Louise McSharry has announced her departure from RTÉ 2fm after 11 years.
The radio presenter confirmed the news in a shock statement posted on Twitter this morning.
She wrote: “After eleven years on RTE2FM, the time has come for me to move on. I’d like to thank RTE for the time I spent as part of the organisation, and particularly for the support it offered me around my illness in 2014 and 2015.”
— Louise McSharry (@louisemcsharry) October 29, 2021
“I relished having the opportunity to play and support emerging Irish artists on the new music show I presented for five years, and look forward to seeing 2fm’s continued support of Irish music from the outside,” Louise continued.
“I am especially grateful for the opportunity over the last two years to create a talk show I’m really proud of. It was an immense privilege to be part of people’s lives during such a difficult time for us as a society, and I will never forget it.”
“Thank you so much to all the listeners for your continued support, you have made my career so far. I’m nowhere near finished yet, so hope you’ll all join me in my next chapter.”
Louise currently presents her own show on Saturday and Sunday mornings on RTÉ 2fm from 9-11am. It’s not known if she will be on air this weekend.