Former Fine Gael TD Ivan Yates is returning to a full-time show on Newstalk as he takes over the Drivetime show from September 4th 2017.
Ivan left the station’s breakfast show to go travelling with his wife in July 2016 but returned for a weekly show in April.
Patricia Monahan, Managing Editor of Newstalk said, “Ivan Yates is one of Ireland’s foremost commentators and has a long history with the station. His brand of straight talking, opinion led commentary will provide an engaging forum for listeners.
“This is an exciting time for the business as we continue to develop a brand of opinion led content.”
Current afternoon drive presenters Chris Donoghue and Sarah McInerney are in discussions with management about alternative roles within the Communicorp Group.