Claire Byrne to present Radio 1’s Late Debate

Claire Byrne will return to radio with RTÉ Radio 1’s late-night political and current affairs programme, ‘Late Debate’, for the duration of Election 2011 from this Monday, January 31st at 10pm.

Claire Byrne will return to radio with RTÉ Radio 1’s late-night political and current affairs programme, 'Late Debate', for the duration of Election 2011 from this Monday, January 31st at 10pm.

“I’m looking forward to being right at the heart of all the political action with RTÉ Radio 1’s election team. It’ll be nice to be back on the airwaves again after a five month break from radio”, says Claire.

Claire currently presents television programme, The Daily Show, on RTÉ One and has a wealth of broadcasting experience spanning 13 years in the business. She began her career in radio and worked for the BBC in the Channel Islands as a broadcast journalist before becoming News Editor with Channel 103FM.

Claire has worked as a News Anchor with Channel 5 and the ITN News Channel in England, as news anchor for TV3’s Ireland AM and TV3’s main evening news. Claire was co-presenter of Newstalk’s breakfast programme for four years and in that time covered the 2007 General Election. Claire Byrne is also a regular host and MC at awards events and ceremonies throughout the year.

RTÉ Radio 1 Late Debate provides discussion and analysis of politics and current affairs with politicians, commentators and the country’s key political and parliamentary correspondents. The night-time series focuses on events in Dáil Éireann, Seanad Éireann and the committees of the Oireachtas and how these events shape our political landscape.

RTÉ Radio 1’s Late Debate with Claire Byrne will air Monday to Thursday from 10pm to 11pm for Election 2011.