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10th Dec 2018

Newstalk Presenter Forced To Apologise Following These Live On Air Comments

Darragh Berry

Newstalk’s new Breakfast presenter, Kieran Cuddihy has come under scrutiny following comments about a ‘United Ireland’ on the morning show on Monday.

In a statement on Twitter, Cuddihy said that:

“I would like to issue a profound apology. This morning on @BreakfastNT I expressed an opinion about a United Ireland that some people disagree with. I am truly sorry. It was insensitive of me.

“It was also short-sighted…

“I should have realised that many people are incapable of dealing with “other” opinions anymore.

“So to all of you who got in touch to tell me that my expression of a personal opinion was “hurtful” or “upsetting”, or if you just called me a “c**t”, again, I am deeply sorry”

One of the comments that Cuddihy allegedly said live on air was that: “We’re not one country. The North is a foreign country. They do things differently there.”

Cuddihy was appointed as a co-presenter on Newstalk Breakfast alongside Shane Coleman.

At the time of his appointment, the Kilkenny native said that:

“I have two young children at home so I’m used to early mornings and am delighted to be joining Shane on Newstalk Breakfast.

“I have thoroughly enjoyed working on the show in the past and look forward to engaging with Newstalk Breakfast listeners on the issues that matter to them every morning.”

Commenting on the announcement, Newstalk managing editor, Patricia Monahan, said: “We are delighted to announce Kieran and Shane will now be a permanent fixture for listeners during their morning commute.

“Kieran has always been a popular voice among our listeners and as a commuter and a dad of young children he will bring listeners a fresh perspective on the news of the day.”

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