‘I’m always aware that working in this industry means jobs can be fleeting, things can change’

‘I’m always aware that working in this industry means jobs can be fleeting, things can change’
Sarah McInerney: ‘If you’re dealing in current affairs, there’s an expectation that you don’t have a lighter side’ Pic: Marc O’Sullivan

Sarah McInerney was shocked last year when she was suddenly made redundant as drivetime presenter by Newstalk. But that huge setback ultimately led her to where she is now, presenting with RTÉ Radio and TV3 and penning a biography of Leo Varadkar, writes Elaine Prendeville

Sarah McInerney does not like Mondays. Or, more accurately, Sarah McInerney would prefer not to work on a Monday, if she can avoid it. “I work throughout the week,” she smiles, “then a half day on Saturday, plus do my TV3 political show on Sunday. So finding a day off is not the easiest. That’s the new challenge.”

This interview, and its requirement for a photo, has put paid to McInerney’s Monday plans. She...

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