RTE Today star Sinead Kennedy returns from maternity leave to front show in style – RSVP Live

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Sinead Kennedy has returned to work after welcoming her first child earlier this year.

The TV presenter and her husband Conor Kirwan became parents to a baby girl called Indie back in March.

But just over six months later, Sinead is back to work in Cork.

She jetted back to her home county from her current base in Belgium to front the Digital Cork Awards for 2021 in style.

Sinead joked that getting dressed up, applying make up and wearing high heels needed to be documented because it is now such a rarity for her.

Alongside a fabulous selfie, The Today Show presenter joked: “Put on makeup. Threw on a sparkly number. Donned actual high heels (this, I will later regret, naturally). Doing a thing… this had to be documented.”

While Sinead is back doing freelance work, she will remain on extended maternity leave from RTÉ until early next year.

Homeschool Hub host Emer O’Neill is filling in for Sinead, fronting the show every Monday and Tuesday alongside Dáithí O’Sé, until she returns to screens again in January.

Ahead of giving birth, Sinead said she wasn’t sure about how long she would be away from RTÉ.

She told RSVP Magazine: “Assuming we are back in September and all is good, my six months will be up then anyway so it has all timed out perfectly for me.

“I will miss three months of the show this spring but I could never have done them anyway straight after giving birth.

“I might as well chill out and enjoy the time off I have because everyone says that it goes by so fast. Listen, who knows what I will be like going back in September? I could be traumatised going back.”

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The mother of one added: ” My mam, my dad and my sister all live in Cork and I have a great group of friends that I don’t obviously see. A few of them are moms already and I know they are at the other end of a phone call if I need anything.

“I am really fortunate to be honest and there is something really nice about living close to your mom when you are pregnant.

“I am in good hands if anything was to happen and they will give Conor a call.”

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