Radio star Louise McSharry is cutting her maternity leave short to head back to work this month for financial reasons.
The RTE 2FM presenter said she is returning to the studio just four months after giving birth to her second child Ted in May because she is a freelancer.
Speaking to the Irish Mirror, Louise added: “Ted was born on the May 23 so it [maternity leave] was short enough.
“But I’m a contractor with RTE so I don’t get paid for maternity leave so financially I have to get back to work.”
Louise McSharry returning to RTE 2FM with brand new show in September 2019
However, returning to a new show, Louise is excited to get back on the airwaves.
The 35-year-old added: “To be honest I want to, I’m ready and I’m lucky I don’t do a regular 9 to five [job] so I’ll still have loads of time with him. I’m really really lucky in that regard.
“I really can’t wait, I’m looking forward to getting stuck in. So I am going on holidays next week and then I am going to come back and start prepping.”
Opening up about the worries that come with freelance work, especially after the sacking of Muireann O’Connell from Today FM, the popular radio DJ dubbed the radio industry “a vicious business”.
She said: “I don’t really [worry] anymore. I used to worry about it a lot. But I feel like at this point I’ve worked really hard to I suppose make myself valuable and if I didn’t get to continue in 2FM I would be really sad, but I would find something else to do.”
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