RTÉ presenter Michael McKinnon dies at 78

RTE has confirmed that Michael McKinnis, a presenter for RTÉ’s RTÉ One, has died.

Mr McKinnon, who hosted RTÉ Live from 2002 to 2007, died on Tuesday evening at the Royal Dublin Hospital.

He was 78.

The station said he passed away peacefully in hospital.

RTÉ said he was born in London and moved to Ireland when he was two.

He later became a regular on RTÉ Two.

RTTE Live has a strong Irish connection.