Fergal Keane

Fergal Keane is one of RTE's most experienced and best-known journalists, reporting on major events, at home and abroad, for more than two decades. He also contributes regularly from RTÉ’s Dáil studios on the political machinations of the day. Fergal has reported on numerous elections and referendums and most major domestic events across RTÉ Radio 1's programming. In recent years he reported on two US Presidential elections, two Papal Conclaves, several natural disasters and wars in both Iraq and Afghanistan. A multi award-winning journalist, Fergal was voted Ireland's broadcaster of the year in 2004 for his coverage of the war in Iraq. Before joining RTÉ, he reported for several national newspapers and spent extensive periods in Northern Ireland. Fergal is a graduate of University College Cork and of Dublin City University.


O'Devaney Gardens

Drivetime's Fergal Keane speaks to Éillis Ryan and Stoneybatter locals about O'Devaney Gardens, and Professor Orla Hegarty, Assistant Professor at the School of Architecture, Planning and Environmental Policy at UCD, and James Geoghegan, Fine Gael Councillor, discuss the issues surround the development.


Sewage Treatment Centre

Drivetime's Fergal Keane reports on protests against a proposed sewage treatment plant in North Dublin.


Zero Carbon Farming

Drivetime's Fergal Keane reports on zero carbon farming.


West Bank Report 1

Drivetime's Fergal Keane reports from the Birzeit University in the West Bank on what life is like in Palestine in 2019.

West Bank Report 2

Drivetime's Fergal Keane reports from the Ramallah on the impact that the Israeli occupation has on the people who live in the West Bank.

West Bank Report 3

West Bank Report 4

West Bank Report 5

Drivetime's Fergal Keane reports from Hebron on the impact of conflict in the West Bank.


RCSI Antique Surgical Instruments

Fergal Keane reports from a new exhibition of antique surgical instruments.


Muckamore Abuse

Drivetime's Fergal Keane reports on a PSNI investigation that has uncovered evidence of fifteen hundred alleged assaults at a psychiatric unit in a County Antrim hospital.


Directly Elected Mayors

Drivetime's Fergal Keane reports on the vote that is occurring in Cork, Waterford and Limerick about whether or not they want to have directly elected mayors.


Biodiversity Projects: Episode 1

Drivetime's Fergal Keane reports on biodiversity projects that are taking place in local authorities around the country.


Biodiversity Projects: Episode 2

Drivetime's Fergal Keane talks to Feargal Ó Cuinneagán, Dublin based vet who runs a farm in Belmullet, about his effort to save the Corncrake in County Mayo.


Biodiversity Projects: Episode 3

Drivetime's Fergal Keane speaks to Ruairy Ó Dualing, the Senior Parks Superintendent for Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council, about how they have changed their biodiversity policies in the last year.


Traveller Conflict

Drivetime's Fergal Keane reports from a conference organised by Traveller Counselling Service on how violence in the community has a severe impact on long term mental health on members of the Travelling community.


Clare Bus

Drivetime's Fergal Keane reports on protests over changes to a rural link bus service in Clare.


Traveller Conflict

Drivetime's Fergal Keane reports from a conference organised by Traveller Counselling Service on how violence in the community has a severe impact on long term mental health on members of the Travelling community.

Programme Highlights

Three simple steps to help calm the mind

Paul D'Alton, Associate Professor of Psychology at UCD and Principal Clinical Psychologist at St Vincent's University Hospital, provides three simple steps to help calm the mind during stressful periods.

Finding it hard to sleep?

Paul D'Alton, Associate Professor of Psychology at UCD and Principal Clinical Psychologist at St Vincent's University Hospital, provides tips for people who are struggling to sleep.

Olivia O'Leary Column

In her column Olivia O'Leary looks at how we respond to strange times.

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