Saturday 25 November 2017

Guide to radio and TV coverage

Irish Independent live blog.

The Irish Independent's Ciaran Byrne will oversee a live blog on all the twists and turns on Twitter @CiaranByrne from 7.30am until the early morning hours.


  • RTE Radio One: At 8am, programming starts with Morning Ireland's Exit Poll conducted by Millward Brown/Landsdowne. Pat Kenny takes over at 11am, followed by Sean O'Rourke at 1pm. Coverage will continue until the early morning hours.
  • RTE One (TV): From 11am, Bryan Dobson, Miriam O'Callaghan and Richard Crowley will oversee coverage from count centres countrywide, continuing again until the early morning hours.
  • RTE Online: A specially-dedicated website will be updated with latest news from the tallymen. Reporters at each of the count centres have also set up special Twitter accounts to provide minute-by-minute updates. The latest information will appear on and on, while the best video clips will be posted on RTE's YouTube channel.
  • Nuacht RTE and RTE Raidio na Gaeltachta: TG4 coverage starts at 12pm and will provide 14 hours of live, unbroken election coverage. RTE Raidio na Gaeltachta will be on air from 10.00am until late into the night.


  • TV3: Hourly bulletins and updates from around the country, with broadcaster 'Vincent Browne's Election Count' starting at 3pm. A 'Vincent Browne Election Night Special' kicks in at 11pm and will run until the early hours.
  • TV3 online: Results for all constituencies at and Twitter updates from @tv3newsireland.


  • Newstalk 106 (radio): The station is promising 24 hours of election coverage from 10am, with broadcasts from every count centre in the country. Chris Donoghue and Ivan Yates will anchor the coverage from the RDS, with different presenters rotating until 2am.
  • Newstalk Online: Live blogs from political analysts on the main website and Twitter updates from @Newstalkfm

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