Chris Donoghue to leave Newstalk after 14 years, Communicorp confirms

Group political editor to take on the role of special adviser to Simon Coveney

Chris Donoghue presented Newstalk’s drivetime programme with Sarah McInerney until earlier this year.

Communicorp's political editor and Newstalk journalist Chris Donoghue is to leave the radio group after 14 years, it was announced today.

The 33-year-old Dubliner is to take on the role of special adviser to Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney.

"After 14 very happy years at Communicorp an opportunity to take on a new challenge has come up and I have decided to go for it," Donoghue said in a statement. "I am looking forward to the next chapter and would like to thank all my colleagues in Newstalk and Communicorp for their support over the years."

He will present his last On the Record with Chris Donoghue show on Newstalk on Sunday. Donoghue had been presenting Newstalk's drivetime programme with Sarah McInerney until it was cut earlier this year with the slot filled by Ivan Yates. Donoghue was in August appointed political editor for the radio group .


Chief executive of Commincorp Adrian Serle thanked Donoghue for his “hard work and dedication over the years” and wished him luck in his new role.

“Having started out Newstalk newsroom 14-years-ago. Since that time, he has become one of the country’s most successful broadcasters through his work on Newstalk Breakfast, Newstalk Drive and most recently in his role as group political editor for Communicorp.”