RTÉ Radio plans UK General Election coverage

RTÉ is providing coverage of the UK General Election 2017 results on Thursday 8th and Friday 9th June across television, radio, online and mobile.

RTÉ’s London Correspondent Fiona Mitchell will be reporting live from the UK capital with RTÉ’s Northern Editor Tommie Gorman reporting on the overall impact of results across Northern Ireland.

This morning, Cathal MacCoille co-presented Morning Ireland live from London on RTÉ Radio 1 while Drivetime will have regular updates on voter turn-out, plus full coverage of polling day events.

On RTÉ Radio 1 at 10.00pm, Late Debate presented by Cormac Ó hEadhra will have a special extended programme until late live from Belfast, with Philip Boucher-Hayes reporting from Westminster. There will be RTÉ reporters in all seven of the count centres in Northern Ireland, covering results from the 18 constituencies as they happen. Through the night there will be news and updates as well as analysis and commentary.

On Friday 9th June, Cathal MacCoille in London, Rachael English in Belfast and Audrey Carville in Dublin will present an extended Morning Ireland on RTÉ Radio 1, beginning at the earlier time of 6.00am.

RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta will be broadcasting live from Belfast from 7.00am with an extended edition of current affairs programme Admhaidin. Analysts on the show will include Póilín Ní Chiaráin, Ian Malcolm and Eoghan Ó Néill, and there will be reports from London, Scotland and Wales.

Today with Sean O’Rourke on RTÉ Radio 1, will present post-election coverage and analysis, as a new government is formed at Westminster.

At 1.30pm RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta election count programme Lá an Chomhairimh will be on the air, presented by Máirín Ní Ghadhra, with further reporting and analysis of the results.

On RTÉ Radio 1’s Drivetime there will be full coverage of the UK-wide results, with reporters Philip Boucher-Hayes in London and Barry Lenihan in Belfast. Plus expert analysis of what the results mean for British politics – and for Ireland, as the Brexit negotiations get underway.

The @rtenews Twitter account will be live tweeting the results and updates while subscribers will also be kept up-to-date with key moments via push notifications on the RTÉ News Now app. Updates will also run on @rteradio1 @rternag and @rte.

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