RTÉ’s Claire Byrne has confirmed that she is expecting her second child.

The Prime Time presenter welcomed her first child, Patrick, last October with her fiancé Gerry Scollan.

She told the Irish Independent "It is a bit of a happy surprise. For a short time we'll have two babies under one. It is going to be a bit of a challenge." The baby is expected this autumn.

She added "It will be a bit of company for Patrick” who she described as a "very mellow baby".

"I never plan anything and I don't prepare with military precision. I grew up in a family of six children but I'm not saying I'm going to have six."