RTÉ presenter Miriam O'Callaghan has dismissed media reports that she could run as a candidate in next year's Irish Presidential election.

A statement released today said: "Miriam O’Callaghan would like to point out that, while she is delighted and honoured that some people are considering her as a potential Presidential candidate, she would like to stress that she will not be standing for the position, independent or otherwise, in the upcoming election in 2011."