Broadcaster and pundit Eamon Dunphy has said he is leaving RTÉ after 40 years with the organisation.

In a statement, Mr Dunphy said he decided two years ago not to renew his contract with RTÉ Sport but he stayed on at that time.

The journalist and former footballer said he told RTÉ before the World Cup that he would be leaving.

The 72-year-old released a statement announcing he would be concentrating on his podcast.

"I intend to focus on my podcast The Stand which is flourishing and has had over 2.3 million listens since we started. That's where my energy will now be devoted," he said.

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RTÉ Head of Sport Declan McBennett thanked Mr Dunphy for the "immense contribution he has made to our sporting coverage across four decades", adding that his "insight and analysis informed, enthralled and entertained a nation".

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