New Late Late Show presenter Ryan Tubridy needs to be extremely politically correct over the coming weeks — and that means staying away from his own brother.
He has been warned to keep away from all matters political in the run-up to the local and European elections and not to make any public appearances with younger brother Garrett Tubridy.
Garrett (33) is fighting for a council seat for Fianna Fail in Dublin.
Ironically, one of his opponents is party colleague Jim O’Callaghan, the brother of Miriam O’Callaghan, a rival for Ryan Tubridy’s new role as presenter of the Late Late Show.
RTE imposes strict rules on all presenters and producers in the run-up to any election.
“We are now within the self-imposed restriction period RTE imposes when it comes to election candidates — meaning all candidates must be given equal treatment,” a spokesman for the station said.
“For Ryan, the rules regarding his proximity to a candidate would be the same (for) everyone,” he said.