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London is back on the map for RTE

RTE has appointed a fulltime London correspondent - two years after closing its bureau there.

Fiona Mitchell, who has been deputy foreign editor with the broadcaster, will begin the position in the New Year.

Ms Mitchell will be responsible for reporting on political, social and economic affairs in London and Great Britain for television, radio and online.

"I am thrilled to take on the role of London Correspondent at such a hugely interesting time in British life and politics," said Ms Mitchell, who joined RTE as a reporter in 2000.


In 2012, RTE closed its London bureau that at one time housed five staff and maintained it will not be leasing or purchasing office space as result of the new appointment.

Kevin Bakhurst, head of RTE News and Current Affairs, said the latest appointment is a demonstration of RTE's commitment to the coverage of the UK ahead of the country's 2015 General Election and as Britain debates its future in the European Union.