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RTÉ’s Today show extended once again due to popular demand

The programme is hosted by Dáithí Ó Sé, Maura Derrane and Sinéad Kennedy

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RTÉ’s Today show has been extended once again due to popular demand.

According to the Irish Mirror, the afternoon show will air for two extra weeks this May, amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

An RTÉ spokesman said: “Due to the ongoing popularity of Today amongst its loyal audience, the show will remain on air until the end of May.”

“The team will continue to bring even more celebrity interviews and music from homes all over Ireland with Live From Your Place and the reporters and panellists will have even more engaging stories to tell,” they added.

The news comes after RTÉ extended the Today show last year during the first coronavirus lockdown – after viewers begged for it to stay on air.

At the time, Dáithí Ó Sé commented: “We are thrilled to be staying on for the extra few weeks, the response from the public in the past few weeks has been brilliant.”

“Even though we are just doing our job, it’s great to know that we are some sort of comfort in these extraordinary times.”

Since then, Sinéad Kennedy has joined the Today show team, after Maura Derrane decided to take a step back from presenting duties in September.

Sinéad hosts the show with Dáithí Ó Sé on Mondays and Tuesdays, before Maura returns as co-host on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday.

However, Sinéad is set to replaced in the coming weeks, as she’s going on maternity leave in March for three months.

The presenter is currently expecting her first child with her husband Conor Kirwan.

 

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