Yates best bits: A fitting farewell for Ivan

After six years, Chris and Ivan one last time...

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Ivan Yates outside Newstalk's office in Marconi House in Dublin | Image: RollingNews.ie

Ivan Yates has given his final sign-off on Newstalk Breakfast, after six years at the helm with Chris Donoghue.

It was announced in April that he was to withdraw from his media commitments due to personal reasons.

Commenting on this 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 thank him for his contribution to the station.

In their last hurrah, Chris and Ivan thanked all those who have worked with them - including some who didn't exist!

As well as a montage of some of Ivan's best bits...

People have wished him well:

Newstalk has announced a new line up of prime time presenters will host a new Breakfast Show from September.

Political editor Shane Coleman will be joined by TV3 news broadcaster Collette Fitzpatrick, INM’s Paul Williams and former Irish Rugby star Alan Quinlan to anchor the show.

Business Editor Vincent Wall will continue his successful 6:30am - 7 am Breakfast Business slot.

Chris Donoghue will co-anchor a new Drive show, where he will be joined by Sarah McInerney, political correspondent with The Sunday Times.

The duo will be on air daily from 4pm and listeners can expect an exciting and lively debate on the day’s news, with everything from business and technology to entertainment and sports on the table.