RTÉ 2fm has announced that broadcaster Alan McQuillan will present the Early Breakfast slot, starting from Tuesday (March 18).

Early Breakfast is set to prepare listeners for the day ahead with some great tunes from 6am Monday to Friday.

McQuillan has been with 2fm since 2000, working behind the scenes as well as in front of the microphone.

Commenting on his new role, McQuillan said: "I am delighted to be presenting Early Breakfast, waking up the country with lots of nice tunes and, of course, a bit of banter thrown in for the craic."

Early Breakfast with Alan McQuillan will air Monday to Friday mornings from 6am.

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