News has just been confirmed by TV3 that Vincent Browne, one of Ireland's longest-standing political presenters, is stepping down from his role as presenter of the Tonight programme.
Following a ten-year stint at the helm, reports have just been confirmed that Browne will finish up his role at the end of June.
It's believed that the no-nonsense journalist is stepping down because of personal reasons.
Bill Malone, Director of Programming at TV3 said Vincent made "an extraordinary contribution to Irish journalism and to Irish broadcasting. As the presenter of the Tonight Show, Vincent encapsulated the mood of the nation during unprecedented economic and political turmoil."
"His commitment to highlighting inequality and injustices in Irish life has been unwavering over his journalistic career”.