The Top Ten people on the Ireland's Greatest list have been revealed on 'The Tubridy Show' on RTÉ Radio 1.

Following 12 days of public voting, the shortlist of 40 has now been reduced to ten names.

The following figures received the most votes (in alphabetical order): Bono. Dr Noel Browne, Michael Collins, James Connolly, Stephen Gately, John Hume, Phil Lynott, Padraig Pearse, Mary Robinson and Adi Roche.

Speaking about the results of the poll, broadcaster Myles Dungan said: “Women were woefully under-represented in the top 40 list but 2 out of 10 - Mary Robinson and Adi Roche- in the final list is pretty acceptable."

"It's a snapshot of where we are at as a country - a celebrity obsessed culture and we're in a dark place economically so it's interesting that two socialists made it into the Top 10."

The top five figures, as nominated by voters, will later become the subject of five brand new hour-long documentaries, each charting the individual’s impact and contribution to Irish life, as interpreted and championed by a well-known personality.

This series of documentaries will be broadcast this September on RTÉ One.

Once these documentaries have aired, the public will again be given the opportunity to reassess which person actually deserves the accolade of Ireland’s Greatest, with the winner being announced on 'The Late Late Show' in October.

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