Drivetime (RTÉ)

Drivetime is an Irish news and current affairs radio programme broadcast by RTÉ Radio 1 on Mondays to Fridays between 16.30 and 19.00. It attracts approximately 229,000 listeners daily.[2]

Other namesDrivetime with Mary Wilson
GenreNews and current affairs
Running time16:30-19:00
Country of origin Ireland
Home stationRTÉ Radio 1
Hosted byMary Wilson
Des Cahill
Produced byMarian Richardson[1]
Recording studioDonnybrook, Dublin 4
Original release4 September 2006 – present
Audio formatFM and Digital radio
WebsiteOfficial Site

The programme is presented by the journalist and former RTÉ legal affairs editor, Mary Wilson.[3] It includes news summaries, sports news, and traffic and weather reports as well as live interviews and reports. Fergal Keane[4] is one of Drivetime's principal reporters. Other writers and journalists who contribute to the programme include Joseph O'Connor,[5] Olivia O'Leary,[6] and Fergus Finlay.[5] Special extended editions of Drivetime are mounted from time to time to cover such major news stories as general elections and referenda.

See also


  1. "Drivetime". RTÉ Radio. Retrieved 20 September 2009.
  2. "RTÉ Radio, broadcasting pictures to millions of imaginations every day". RTÉ. Retrieved 20 September 2009.
  3. "Court reporter Mary Wilson to fill new radio drivetime slot". The Sunday Tribune. 2006. Retrieved 7 June 2009.
  4. "Broadcasting Commission of Ireland: Complaint". Broadcasting Commission of Ireland. 17 April 2008. Archived from the original on 21 July 2011. Retrieved 20 September 2009.
  5. "The 10 questions RTÉ must answer". Evening Herald. 7 May 2009. Archived from the original on 17 February 2013. Retrieved 20 September 2009.
  6. "Why Olivia, rachael and pat get my number one vote". Irish Independent. 6 June 2009. Retrieved 20 September 2009.
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