RTÉ Radio 1 has announced that Eamon Dunphy is to join the station this autumn.

Mr Dunphy - a radio and television presenter, author and sports pundit - will present a new weekly programme as part of the new RTÉ Radio 1 autumn schedule.

The Head of RTÉ Radio 1, Ana Leddy, said she was delighted at the development.

'His unique style will bring a new element to our schedule and to RTÉ Radio 1's overall exciting line-up for the autumn,' Ms Leddy said.