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.


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

Dominic Cummings Profile

Anushka Asthana, Host of the Today in Focus, Guardian podcast, talks about Dominic Cumming's personality and political strategy.

Yoko Ono and John Lennon in 1969

Kate O'Malley, Historian at the Royal Irish Academy, talks to Mary about Yoko Ono and John Lennon's political legacy.

Defective Apartments

Drivetime's Barry Lenihan on reports of defective apartments in Dublin, Kildare and Clare.

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