Bryan Dobson, one of the most well known faces in the Irish media, has confirmed he is to take up a position as a lecturer at the University of Limerick.

Dobson has agreed to take up an honorary position as the Adjunct Professor of Public Service Broadcast Journalism at UL from the 1st of September, a position he will hold for a minimum of three years and will maintain his responsibilities with RTE during that time.

Speaking of the appointment, University of Limerick's Margaret Harper said: "University of Limerick journalists will now be working alongside one of the most recognisable names, and trusted faces, in Irish broadcasting."

"Anyone considering a career in journalism will now have the opportunity to be trained by some of the best journalists in the country - including Bryan Dobson - at the University of Limerick", Harper continued.

Dobson will join a lengthy list of media professionals currently teaching the journalism course at UL, including former Irish Times editor Geraldine Kennedy and Justine McCarthy from the University of Limerick.

The broadcaster has enjoyed a lengthy career with RTE, covering such historical occasions as the first free elections in South Africa, the 9/11 attacks and the Good Friday Agreement.