Bláthnaid Ní Chofaigh will be joining the Nationwide team next year alongside presenter Anne Cassin, it has been announced.

Following broadcaster Mary Kennedy's departure, Ní Chofaigh has been revealed as the new face of the RTÉ programme.

Commenting on her new role, she said: "I am really looking forward to joining the Nationwide team and can't wait to meet the people that share their stories with RTÉ from all around the country.

"I'm so pleased to take on the role, following the wonderful Mary Kennedy, especially on a programme that is such a firm favourite with so many viewers and shares such positivity.

"Táim chomh bródúil bheith ar chlár telefíse atá chomh h-aitheanta."

Nationwide is watched by an average audience of 250,000 people every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 7.00pm on RTÉ One, with a blend of news and views from communities throughout Ireland.

Ní Chofaigh will join co-presenter Anne Cassin on screens in January 2020. 

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