Brian O'Donovan has been appointed RTÉ's new Work and Technology Correspondent.

In his new role, Brian will report and analyse our working lives, how they are changing and the wide-ranging developments in technology.

The new post replaces the Employment and Industry correspondent role at RTÉ, which was previously held by Ingrid Miley who retired earlier this year.

Brian O'Donovan has been a journalist with RTÉ since 2015 and was appointed to the role of Washington Correspondent in January 2018.

During his time in the US, Brian covered two presidential impeachments, the Black Lives Matter protest movement, the Covid-19 crisis, the US presidential election and the storming of the US Capitol Building.

He began his broadcasting career with local radio station Red FM in his native Cork. He then joined TV3 where he worked for ten years in a variety of roles including news correspondent and documentary maker.

The Work and Technology Correspondent will cover a wide brief, including the future of work and employment within industry, public and private companies, small business and sole traders.

The brief will also focus on trends in work and the impact of technology on how and where we work; the role of industrial relations including non-union sector as well as unions, disputes, negotiations and public sector pay deals and the influence of employment and health and safety legislation and EU directives and policies on our working lives.

Brian will also report on the area of technology, including developments in big tech firms and Irish tech start-ups, data protection and the Irish Data Protection Commission, as well as consumer technology and the threat to security and personal safety through technology use.

"The Covid-19 pandemic has led to a complete reimagining of how we all work and technology has allowed us to make these major transitions. As people navigate their way through the 'new normal', I am excited to be taking on the role of Work and Technology Correspondent, a position that will be at the centre of RTÉ's coverage of our changing world," Brian said today.

Brian will take up his new post in February 2022.