RTÉ One’s live weekday current affairs morning show has been axed.
The show aired on RTE One between 9am and 11am and featured a mix of news, current affairs, analysis and commentary.
The news that this show would not be returning to the RTÉ ONE scheduling in January was delivered to the staff via email this morning.
It’s understood that ongoing financial pressures played a major role in the programme getting the axe.
Morning Edition was launched in January 2013 receiving great response and by June 2013 the programme’s average audience was recorded as 13,600.
Presenter Keelin Shanley is now set to present RTÉ Radio One’s Late Debate programme from January and reprise her presenting role on the Consumer Show, while other staff will be re-employed within RTÉ's tv and radio sector.
UTV Ireland is due to launch in January and it’s believed they are looking at launching a mid morning magazine programme.