Gay Byrne ready to leave RTÉ lyric fm

lyric fm presenter Gay Byrne will host his final Sunday show of the current season on the station this weekend.

He told the independent he has no plans to continue work with RTÉ, which he joined over 50 years ago.

He said: “I don’t know what I am going to do, but I don’t think I will do any more contracts with RTE,” Mr Byrne said. “I will be 80 in August and that seems like a good round figure to wrap things up on and to enjoy as much time as I have left. “But I don’t know how I would feel with no outlet for my views. Retirement would not suit me,” he added.

It means this Sunday could be Gay’s last show.

“It’s my last programme for the current season because I don’t want to work during the summer and every Sunday would be gone if I continued on. I am in a situation where I am undecided what I want to do,” he continued.

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