Radio 1 hosts head to Washington for the election

Morning Ireland’s Rachael English and journalist Fergal Keane will report from Washington next week for the 58th US presidential election.

On Tuesday 8th November, Rachael will co-present Morning Ireland on RTÉ Radio 1 and RTÉ News Now live from Washington DC from 7.00am, and Fergal will report back to Today with Sean O’Rourke from 10am and Drivetime with Mary Wilson from 4.30pm.

Then, beginning at 10pm on RTÉ Radio 1, an extended Late Debate with Cormac Ó hEadhra will invite indications and exit poll discussion from panellists. At midnight, RTÉ Radio 1 will broadcast live election coverage from NPR, America’s public service broadcaster, to keep listeners up-to-the-minute through the night. Radio 1 will continue to bring night time listeners RTÉ News bulletins on the hour.

On Wednesday morning, 9th November, a specially extended Morning Ireland will begin at the earlier time of 6.00am on RTÉ Radio 1 as presenters Rachael English in Washington and Keelin Shanley in Dublin bring listeners the latest overnight results and indications. More detailed analysis will follow later in the morning, at 10am, on Today with Sean O’Rourke. At 9.00am on RTÉ One, Sharon Ní Bheoláin will present the latest news on the results in an hour-long US Presidential Election Special programme.

Meanwhile, RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta will be reporting live from the US for the week of the election across its news shows Adhmhaidin, Nuacht a hAon and Cormac ag a Cúig, with coverage and analysis of the results of the presidential election.

America and the World should find out whether Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump is the new President on before breakfast on Wednesday morning (GMT).

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