To the vaults, for now

Thirteen shows in three weeks with two presenters for one election. It's been some run, I tell you. Read more on the blog...

meet the team

Daire O'Brien - Presenter

Daire currently anchors the Magners League rugby coverage on RTÉ. He has 20 years broadcast and print experience in Irish journalism. He has presented for Setanta Sports, RTÉ Radio and Newstalk. He has contributed as columnist and writer to The Irish Independent, Sunday Times, Sunday Business Post, and Sunday Tribune. He started his TV career in the 90s as a reporter for RTÉ's Prime Time.

Luke McManus - Producer

Luke is a producer-director with extensive previous experience in the independent sector. He was also part of the original staff who set up RTÉ Online. Most recently he directed 'Room to Improve' for Coco Television. He also made 'The Million Dollar Deal', a documentary about a professional Irish poker player's trip to Las Vegas, as well as the IFTA award winning series 'Sampler'.

Mark Coughlan - Researcher

Mark graduated from Ballyfermot College two years ago with a diploma in print journalism. Since then he has worked as a freelance researcher and journalist for Prime Time, Prime Time Investigates and The Irish Times. While freelance he blogged with and

Aoife Stokes - Producer

Aoife has worked in RTE since 2005. Her previous credits include The Late Late Show and The Frontline, where Aoife worked as an assistant producer.

Janet Traynor - Executive Producer

Having started in UTV as a studio director Janet then moved to RTE where she worked as a producer for Prime Time and Prime Time Investigates. She then moved into drama directing, handling 'The Clinic' for five series. In more recent years she has worked in the independent sector, including as the producer-director of the two-part documentary on Ireland's banking collapse 'Freefall'. Janet has three IFTAs to her name.

Keelin Shanley - Presenter

A reporter and presenter with extensive experience in current affairs, Keelin most recently presented The Consumer Show with Eddie Hobbs while working as a reporter and presenter on Prime Time. She has also worked in radio, presenting both Morning Ireland and Drivetime. She has won 3 Current Affairs IFTAs.