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.


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.


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.

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Olivia O'Leary

In the wake of a controversial interview with Nigel Farage on the Andrew Marr Show Olivia O'Leary examines the BBC.

Tiananmen Square Anniversary

Jeff Widener, Photographer of the 'Tank Man' photo, talks to Philip on the 30th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square Massacre.

Acquired brain Injury

Lorna Siggins reporter, and Dr. Valerie Twomey, Consultant Clinical Neuropsychologist, discuss acquired brain injuries.

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