is an Irish news
analysis, current affairs
programme. It is broadcast on RTÉ One
on Tuesday and Thursday nights (reducing to once a week in the summer) between 21:30 and 22:10. It is currently presented by Miriam O'Callaghan
, who has presented the programme since its commencement in 1996. Mark Little
presented the programme from 2002. He left in 2009 to pursue another career. Richard Crowley
began presenting from 14 January 2010, but only on Thursdays.
Occasionally, special editions are shown on Mondays at 21:30. Major political stories, such as elections, often lead to special unscheduled editions of the programme. The programme is also available on the Internet
from the RTÉ website
, with episodes dating back a number of years.
The programme deals with serious issues current in Ireland and often invites political figures to express their opinions in the studio or via satellite link-up. Usually, two or three major stories will be covered, with a report from a correspondent followed by a studio discussion. In special cases the entire programme will be devoted to one topic, and may consist entirely of an in-depth documentary piece from a single reporter.
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