Keelin Shanley and Caitríona Perry have just been announced as the new faces of RTE's Six One News programme, after Brian Dobson signed off for the last time yesterday.

Leading Irish journalists Keelin Shanley and Caitríona Perry will now head up the evening edition, while Sharon Ni Bheolain moves on to the Nine O’Clock news.

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Journalist and broadcaster Keelin Shanley is best known as the host of RTE’s Crimecall and RTE Radio 1 News at One.

Caitríona Perry has led coverage from Washington in recent years as the station’s correspondent and US Bureau Chief. She recently launched a book ‘In America:Tales from Trump Country’ documenting the US Presidential election.

Also today, Sharon Ni Bheolain has been announced as the new presenter of the Nine O’Clock news on rotation with Eileen Dunne and new presenter of RTE Crimecall.

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Her former co-presenter Brian Dobson has moved to radio after 21 years delivering the news to the country.

On the new appointments, Director of RTÉ News & Current Affairs Jon Williams said: “For over a decade, Bryan and Sharon have set the standard for TV News in Ireland and I couldn’t be more grateful and more excited as each embarks on new challenges for RTÉ News.

“I’m thrilled that Keelin and Caitríona will bring their intellect, competitive drive, and focus on storytelling to RTÉ’s Six One News.

“In a news environment where we are bombarded by opinions and half-truths all day long, there’s no bigger challenge than to make sense of it all on Six One – and no better new presenting team to do so.”

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