Ivan Yates to leave Newstalk Breakfast presenter role

He has made a decision to withdraw from all of his media commitments

Ivan Yates, Newstalk Breakfast, presenter

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Newstalk Breakfast presenter Ivan Yates is set to leave the station.

He will be departing as of July 1st.

He is also stepping down from his roles as a presenter on TV3, and as a columnist with the Irish Independent for the foreseeable future.

He has made a decision to withdraw from all of his media commitments due to personal reasons.

Commenting on his decision, Mr Yates said: "I began working at Newstalk seven years ago this month and have hugely enjoyed my time at the station".

"My decision to step back from working in the media is a personal one and I remain a committed supporter of Independent Radio and Newstalk in particular".

"I will miss working in Newstalk's innovative and creative environment and hope that I will have the opportunity to return at some stage in the future".

Newstalk wish Ivan the very best and would like to thank him for his contribution to the station.

Changes to the programming schedule will be announced at a later date.