Mark Cagney has revealed that he was let go from Ireland AM.
The TV presenter left the show last month after 20 years of hosting the popular breakfast programme.
Mark has since revealed that he didn’t have a say in leaving the station, as Virgin Media Television bosses didn’t renew his contract.
Speaking to Ray D’Arcy on RTÉ Radio 1, he said: “I had known it was coming for a long time. I knew for about a year because the last contract I got was for 12 months.”
“They didn’t renew my contract. But there is absolutely no acrimony whatsoever. I knew it was coming, it was time and maybe I should have done about two years ago.”
When asked if he had any say in his departure, he said: “Oh God no,” before adding, “But again, there is no twisted and bitter ‘Oh they got rid of me’. It really was time to go.”
“You get to a point where you can’t do anymore and you have used all of the tricks in your bag. It was time for something new and for fresh blood. It was literally time to hand to baton over.”
Since leaving his post at Virgin Media, Mark is filling in for Shane Coleman on Newstalk this week.