Keelin Shanley to take over Radio 1’s Late Debate

Morning Edition host Keelin Shanley will move to present RTÉ’s Radio 1’s late night news and current affairs programme The Late Debate from January.

The change comes as Morning Edition is cancelled due to “ongoing financial pressures” according to an RTÉ spokesperson. Keelin Shanley will however continue her role as presenter of RTÉ One’s The Consumer Show.

The Late Debate programme airs Tuesday to Thursday at 10pm and is an hour-long news analysis, politics and current affairs programme. It is currently hosted by Cormac Ó hEadhra, former drivetime host on RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta. Cormac only took over the show in September this year.

Keelin will start the show on 6th January 2015, whilst Cormac will continue working at RnaG.



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1 Comment
  1. Barbara Jones says

    I note with regret that Cormack O’Hara is leaving The Late Debate end of January 2015.
    I think this is a shame as he has a lot of listeners that I know of. I’m sure Keelin Shanley is a very proficient Journalist but this show seemed to suit Cormac O’Hara so well.

    Why is he leaving – is to to facilitate Keelin whose morning show finished.

    Please don’t let him go, I enjoyed it so much.

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