How Your News Will Look


David McCullagh and Caitriona Perry who will begin presenting RTE’s Six One News in September 2020.

Like an estate agents.

This afternoon.

Laura Fitzgerald writes:

RTÉ News today announced that David McCullagh will join Caitriona Perry as the new permanent presenter of the RTÉ Six One News.

Journalist and Broadcaster David who currently presents Prime Time on RTÉ One and This Week on RTÉ Radio 1, will join Caitriona Perry to co-present the flagship programme from September 2020.

David McCullagh said:

“After seven very enjoyable years on Prime Time, I’m really looking forward to joining Caitríona on the Six One News and continuing the work of our much loved colleague Keelin Shanley. Over the last few months the need for accurate information has never been greater, and viewers have turned to RTÉ News and Current Affairs in astonishing numbers. We aim to continue meeting that need, bringing viewers all the news of the day, as well as the big interviews that get to the heart of the issues.”

Pics: RTÉ

23 thoughts on “How Your News Will Look

  1. italia'90 Please don't mention Sweden

    Not a demotion, swear down :)

    FF Lite aka the Shinners, have more power than people know

  2. Slightly Bemused

    Oh please no! I think he can be good at reporting, but I really do not like his interview style.

    1. Charger Salmons

      Me too sister.
      My heart sank when I first saw Claire Byrne standing up.
      Just not what I’d imagined.
      Suddenly it was all Tracey from Accounts.

  3. GiggidyGoo

    A ‘Stand behind me there Catriona – good girl’ smirk on his mug.D4bes won’t like that

    Just a slight correction

    “Over the last few months the need for accurate information has never been greater, and viewers have turned away from RTÉ News and Current Affairs in astonishing numbers.”

    Anyhooo – Radio 1 beckons.Dobbo won’t be there forever.

    1. Toby

      Sorry Giggidy. You’re plain wrong. They have had record numbers and the rest of their schedule has been performing better than ever. Sometimes its no harm to give credit where credit is due.

  4. Tony

    McCullagh has resting smug face AND resting smirk face – a rare and painful to observe combination

  5. Ringsend Incinerator

    As boring and pompous as ever. Pale, Stale, Overpaid. Overpaid. It’s why I listen to BBC Radio 4 instead.

  6. Clampers Outside

    My dear wife thinks he’s a bit of a “ding dong”.

    And dang it… couldnt think of a female newsreader to respond with a “bing bang”!

      1. Paulus

        …once again, Callan had her down to a T. Sometimes, it’s when you hear someone impersonated that you notice their quirks.

      2. Clampers Outside

        Hahaha… she did, one time… more inclined towards Sinead Crowley now though, but she doesn’t do deh news :)

  7. Truth in the News

    While there on about their dedication to News could someone from RTE explain how
    they accept ads from Aer Lingus and Ryan Air advocating the booking of flights to
    various places, and at the same time admonish the Shinners for attending a Funeral
    Whats the point to standing up to read the News, are there no seats left to sit on in

  8. Mé Féin

    RTE does smug like no one else on God’s green earth. Even that North Korean news lady cannot hit the same level of gobpooery.

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