Management of radio station Newstalk have confirmed that presenter Ger Gilroy is to stay with the station, despite speculation he is being dropped from co-hosting Newstalk's Breakfast Show in favour of former Fine Gael minister Ivan Yates.

Last week Newstalk sent a memo to staff which did not deny that Gilroy is to be axed but instead advised employees that the leaking of information was neither helpful nor fair to Gilroy, who is said to have first learnt of the job shuffle from media reports.

The memo praised Gilroy, who is due to marry next month, as a "very talented broadcaster" and said he would remain with the station. It ended with an admission that the situation could have been handled better.

"Of course you don't want people reading about a conversation I had with somebody else, or Ger's parents reading about that," said Newstalk CEO Frank Cronin this weekend. "Speculation about his future just before he's getting married, of course you wouldn't want that. While we have had discussions with Ivan Yates, nothing has been concluded, so any such comment was premature."