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 mind. It took me a while. I feel it is time for me to move on.”

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