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Rick O’Shea breaks his silence after RTÉ axe confirmed

RTÉ have announced the loss of 200 jobs


RTÉ presenter Rick O’Shea has broken his silence, after it was confirmed that RTÉ Gold is being axed.

The station where Rick presents is just one of a number of stations that RTÉ has decided to axe amid cost-cutting measures.

Taking to Twitter, the 46-year-old said he has “no idea” when the end will come.

“You may have read this morning about widespread changes at RTE including the closure of RTÉ Gold,” he tweeted.

“I’m not going to dwell on it now mainly because we have no idea when that end will come or where I’ll be moving to in RTE.”

“Commiserations to all my fellow Gold presenters,” he wrote in a second tweet.

“We do a necessary and utterly professional job here and I like to think we have kept some people sane in our current political troubled waters.”

It was announced this morning that RTÉ would axe RTÉ Gold among a list of radio stations.

It was also announced that the Public Service Broadcaster would cease printing the RTÉ Guide among a host of other cuts in a bid to cut costs by €60 million in the next three years.