Mairead Ronan has admitted she will likely regret her decision to leave Today FM at some point.
The radio host left the station in December after 17 years to spend more time with her husband Louis, their son Darragh and their young daughters Eliza and Bonnie.
Speaking to Suzanne Kane on Dublin’s 98FM, the 42-year-old explained that the pandemic has made her realize how important her family is to her and said she needs to find a better work-life balance.
“You know how it is in the media, I’ve been doing so much all the time. It just got all consuming,” she said.
“I just did all these different things. You’re never quite sure how long a gig will last.
“If it weren’t for the pandemic, I would never have quit my job. I didn’t know I was like that rubber band and I was ready to snap.
“I’m sure there will be a time when I will regret my decision – not now, but in the future.”
Mairead previously said that she has retired from the airwaves due to “mother guilt”.
“That guilt has been so constant in my life over the years,” she told RSVP Magazine.
“I don’t want to go out with Louis on the weekends when I’ve been away from the kids all week, it seems unfair so we never do it. Whereas now I’m going to say, ‘No, no, they’ve had me all week, let’s go!’
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“My career was such a focus of mine and now I’ve realized that home is actually the most important thing.
“Before I say yes to anything I check my schedule three times and then decide yes I can do it or no, taking this job means I’m going to miss the kids’ bedtime three times this week, so it’s not me will do it.
“I used to miss four or five nights out of seven because my week just went like that, but I won’t do that anymore. It’s also about putting myself first.”
https://www.independent.ie/style/celebrity/mairead-ronan-says-shell-regret-leaving-today-fm-in-the-future-41530824.html Mairead Ronan says she will “regret” leaving Today FM going forward