Shock as 2 Johnnies leave RTE 2FM after two and a half years of operation

Irish comedy duo The 2 Johnnies have announced their imminent departure from RTE 2FM after two and a half years on air.

The Tipperary couple, who built a large following, particularly in the GAA community, through their podcast, landed a spot on the national broadcaster called Drive with the 2 Johnnies in 2022.

They have now taken to their social media to reveal the news of their departure from RTE 2Fm at the end of this month, in a development that has surprised many.

The 2 Johnnies will leave RTE 2FM

The latest figures indicated that his program attracted 151,000 listeners, according to Joint National Audience Research figures reported by RTE.

However, they will abandon the broadcast after issuing a statement confirming the news on social media.

Hey guys, next Friday will be our last day at Drive It with The 2 Johnnies on 2fm.

“A very sad day for us, we loved doing the program with all of you. The people who came on the air and told us crazy stories, the parish questionnaire, the fun has been scandalous.

“Many thanks to our team who made it all possible. Aifric, Andrew, Caroline and Anita. Legends.

“We look forward to the next adventure, Pints ​​In A Field 2, our debut album, our world tour and The 2 Johnnies Podcast will continue to close each week forever!

“Big love. Out of the gap. 2J.”

They are not the only high-profile departure from RTE 2FM, as Doireann Garrihy is also leaving the station.

The 2 Johnnies will continue with their other projects, including their podcast which brought them to fame before landing their gig with RTE.


They are scheduled to perform a live show at St Anne’s Park in Dublin before touring the US, Canada and Australia later this year.

There has been a great response to his news on social media, and many people have given their opinion.

Their initial recruitment by RTE soon sparked controversy, with The 2 Johnnies sparking a huge backlash after posting a video on social media widely considered sexist.

The clip, which was not part of their 2FM show but was posted on their podcast social media channels during their time as RTE presenters, showed the duo reading sexist stickers and decals provided by podcast listeners, such as “Tires are Like women… No good unless they’re Squeelin’.

The two men, John O’Brien and John McMahon, later released a statement of apology in which they regretted their actions.

However, it is suspected that they will continue to have a large presence even though they will leave an important place on Irish radio.

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