Charlie Bird among 80 departing staff at RTÉ

Posted by on Sep 25, 2012 in News updates | 0 comments

 The Irish Times report on Charlie Bird on Saturday, September 22, 2012 IT WAS a day of long goodbyes yesterday for 80 RTÉ staff who left as part of an extended voluntary redundancy/early retirement scheme designed to trim staff numbers. Among them was RTÉ’s chief news correspondent Charlie Bird, who has been with RTÉ for 38 years. There was also a significant cost-saving announcement by RTÉ in its regional services. Costs will be cut by a new...

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Charlie Bird to retire from RTÉ after 38 years

Posted by on Sep 24, 2012 in News updates | 0 comments

 RTE News report on  Friday, 24 August 2012 Charlie Bird informed RTÉ management about his decision earlier today. His last broadcast will be this Sunday when he presents the Marian Finucane Show on RTÉ Radio 1. Speaking this evening, the 62-year-old said: “It wasn’t an easy decision.” Read more on RTE...

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Charlie Bird to retire from RTÉ after 38 years’ service

Posted by on Jul 6, 2012 in News updates |

RTE News report on Charlie Bird on Friday, 24 August 2012 Veteran reporter Veteran RTÉ newsman Charlie Bird is to retire from the broadcaster after 38 years. Bird (62), informed RTÉ management yesterday he intends to leave within three weeks. His stint as fill-in presenter on the Marian Finucane Show this weekend may be his last broadcast. Mr Bird said he will be 63 in a few weeks’ time. “I’ve been in RTÉ a long time. I have finally made up my...

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