A former banker has embarked on a new career as a broadcaster at St Vincent’s Hospital where he is a resident in Athy, Co Kildare.

Des Aylmer, 84, hosts a 20-minute weekly radio programme which is broadcast to the other residents of the hospital.

He brings world news, national news and sports news to his friends.

It is part of the HSE hospital activities programme.

Mr Aylmer said it is a job he has always dreamed of doing.