Sean O’Rourke will return to RTÉ as a radio host two years after the “Golfgate” controversy.
e will introduce a new show called Two Tribes, which RTÉ says follows “divergent paths” taken by Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael in the post-civil war setting.
The former Radio 1 presenter officially left RTÉ in May 2020 after 7 years at the station and is in talks to continue working with the broadcaster on future projects.
However, future opportunities were shelved when he appeared at the Oireachtas Golf Association’s controversial gala dinner held in Clifden, Co Galway, in August 2020 amid strict restrictions of Covid is launched.
O’Rourke said in a statement at the time: “I have spent many years with RTÉ presenting shows where public figures are called upon to account for their actions.
“Now I have to call myself to explain. The right route is to put our plans aside for my return on the air. “
Today’s announcement from RTÉ is part of the announcement of their new fall schedule.
The station has announced that a new news program, Monday Night Live, will replace Claire Byrne Live after the broadcaster decided to step down from her popular position in May.
Monday Night Live is an eight-part series that will discuss key issues affecting people across the country, including the cost of living crisis, housing shortages, childcare and Climate Change. Details will be announced next month.
https://www.independent.ie/news/sean-orourke-to-return-to-rte-two-years-after-golfgate-scandal-41938436.html Sean O’Rourke returns to RTÉ two years after the Golfgate scandal