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Popular Newstalk show has been AXED

The presenter is 'shocked and deeply disappointed'

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Dil Wickremasinghe’s Newstalk show has been cancelled.

The broadcaster took to Twitter to reveal that she’s “shocked and deeply disappointed.”

The presenter said, “Earlier today I met with Newstalk management who told me that despite positive ratings and performance, my Saturday night radio show ‘Global Village’ has been cancelled.”

She also described presenting Global Village on Newstalk as “one of the greatest privileges of my life” and thanked the production team and voluntary and community groups who collaborated on the show.

She continued in her statement, “10 years ago, I set out to create a unique radio show which served as a platform to highlight the voices of the most vulnerable in our society and the issues that affect their lives – issues that I personally care passionately about.

“Shining a light on social justice and mental health issues such as marriage equality, gender recognition, integration.

“Undocumented workers and direct provision, penal reform, gender equality, women’s rights, disability, domestic violence, sexual abuse and violence and homelessness just to mention a few.”