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Into the RTE vaults, for now
Monday 07 March 2011
Thirteen shows in three weeks with two presenters for one election. It's been some run, I tell you. read more...
It's all over bar a few seats...
Sunday 27 February 2011
It's been a very interesting campaign, and a very interesting run of The Eleventh Hour. From the very first episode when Elaine Byrne took on two pillars of Irish media society, to our final episode on the night before the big count, it's been fascinating. read more...
The international view
Monday 21 February 2011
I'm sure most of us will agree that the international media spotlight has turned to Ireland a little more often in recent times than is healthy for such a relatively small country. read more...
The First Time
Wednesday 16 February 2011
Rushing about the office trying to get the show to air, apologies for the brief post. Tonight: 'Who'd be a politician?' We ask five first time Dail candidates about their reasons for entering politics. We also take a look at the parties' proposals on political reform. read more...
Debt And Denial
Tuesday 15 February 2011
It might be the biggest problem facing an entire generation. Negative equity and unpayable mortgages afflict hundreds of thousands of Irish people and could be an economic timebomb. read more...
5-way leaders' debate; The Verdict
Monday 14 February 2011
Absolutely manic in the Eleventh Hour office today as we're preparing to cover the 5-way leaders' debate on The Frontline tonight. read more...
Big picture on the small screen
Wednesday 09 February 2011
Tonight we're looking at where Ireland is going post-election. Are the election promises being made now deliverable? What can a new government do with the "The Germans" in town? How will we get through our economic nuclear winter? read more...
How do you win an election during an economic crisis?
Monday 07 February 2011
Former aide to Tony Blair, Alistair Campbell, Ger Colleran of The Daily Star and Sarah McInerney of The Sunday Times join us tonight. read more...
Week one done
Thursday 03 February 2011
So... the first week of our run has been completed. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, in the bag. This morning we'll be discussing how we should go about covering next week. read more...
Panel guests for February 1st; 'Decoding the message'
Tuesday 01 February 2011
Tonight we'll be looking at the messages the parties are trying to sell to the voter. read more...
Ten extra minutes
Tuesday 01 February 2011
Feedback on Twitter and Facebook last night was mixed. One thing was made clear however, the show felt too short. We've taken that on board and will be on for ten minutes extra tonight. read more...
Our plans for comment moderating
Monday 31 January 2011
A number of people on Twitter have asked us how we plan on moderating comments that come to us through the various online channels as we're live on air. Here's what we've got in mind... read more...
Jan 31: Democracy Now? Never...
Monday 31 January 2011
First show nerves are rattling. Last minute preparations are being made; studio links tested, lighting tinkered with, microphones checked. read more...