Irish talk station signs Intependent Radio News deal

Commercial radio news provider IRN has won the contract to supply international news and sport to Ireland's new national radio station, Newstalk 106.

Newstalk, which launched in 2002, has until now broadcast only to the Dublin area.

In July, Newstalk won a national licence and next month will become the country's only exclusively talk-based station.

Newstalk director of news John Keogh said: "IRN‘s style is perfect for the younger listener we are trying to attract. Premier League football is very big over here and IRN has unrivalled coverage of every Premiership game. We also welcome the opportunity to go live to their showbiz reporters at all the major showbiz events around the world."

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