RTÉ appoints new agriculture correspondent

RTÉ has appointed a new agriculture correspondent, it has announced today, Tuesday, June 11.

Fran McNulty, who has worked on Prime Time and Morning Ireland in the past, will fill the role of agriculture and consumer affairs correspondent at the state broadcaster.

RTÉ made the announcement on Twitter, saying: “RTÉ News is pleased to announce the appointment of Fran McNulty as our new Agriculture and Consumer Affairs Correspondent.”

Over on his own Twitter account, McNulty expressed his feelings about being given the new responsibility.

“So happy and proud to be appointed agriculture and consumer affairs correspondent for RTÉ News. You’ll spot my old wellies on TV soon,” he said.

“Sad to be leaving a great team on Prime Time, but looking forward to the challenge,” he added.

McNulty has worked for RTÉ since January 2005. In that time, he has worked as a presenter on Morning Ireland and as a reporter on Prime Time.

Prior to that, he worked mainly in radio, including a stint with dual franchise Shannonside Northern Sound, where he took on the roles of news reporter and, later, current affairs presenter.

In 2004, he won the Regional Broadcast Journalist of the Year at the ESB Media Awards.