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03 Dec 2021

Former RTE Broadcaster Charlie Bird confirms Motor Neurone Disease diagnosis

Former RTE Broadcaster Charlie Bird confirms  Motor Neurone Disease diagnosis

Former RTE Broadcaster Charlie Bird confirms Motor Neurone Disease diagnosis (Image: RTE)

Former RTE Broadcaster Charlie Bird has confirmed he has been diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease.

Motor Neurone Disease is a neurological condition that affects the nerves in the brain and spinal cord.

Last month, the 72-year-old Journalist revealed he declined two radio interviews when he began to experience 'major issues' with his speech four months prior.

Charlie Bird worked in RTE for more than 38 years and held different positions during his time at the national broadcaster.

He worked as a researcher, reporter, news correspondent, and Washington correspondent in America.

In his tweet today, he paid tribute to his friends for their 'amazing support' and the 'kindness from so many people' 

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