He's been a fixture of Irish morning television for twenty years, but today saw Mark Cagney make his last appearance on 'Ireland AM'.

The presenter had announced his intention to retire earlier this month, saying "It has been one of the great privileges of my life, professionally and personally, to be part of this thing we call Ireland AM."

This morning was his last time in front of the camera, and it proved to be quite an emotional farewell - with both his co-hosts and fellow broadcasters from Ian Dempsey to Dave Fanning and Pat Kenny paying tribute to him.

He was also surprised by a very special parting gift - a signed guitar from Bono himself.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=369HuYrGHmo&feature=youtu.be

Both colleagues and fans have been responding to the well-liked presenter's final sign-off on Twitter...

It's not yet known if Cagney will take up a role in TV or broadcasting elsewhere - but at least he'll be able to have a lie-in.