Live election coverage for Irish Diaspora on IRISH TV

Ken Murry

Ken Murry

For the first time ever audiences at home and abroad will be able to follow the outcome of the General Election 2016 live on IRISH TV.  Today the channel announced it will be broadcasting live for over eight hours from the hometown of current Taoiseach Enda Kenny in Castlebar on Saturday, February 27th as part of their extensive LIVE Election 2016 results coverage.

“This is the first time ever that the Irish Diaspora will be able to turn on their TV’s and watch the outcome of a General Election live in their own homes.  Our extensive live coverage as the votes are tallied will reflect the voice of the nation in every corner of the country,” commented programme producer Mairtín Ó Raghallaigh.

IRISH TV crews will attend every single count centre in the country with reports and interviews with the first past the post and the fallers in each constituency along the way.

“We will have all the big stories and in-depth analysis, as the ballot boxes are opened from our presenter Ken Murray and his political team in Castlebar with regular updates from our crews in each county as the votes are counted for the 32nd Dáil.  IRISH TV will give every candidate in the country a voice for the first time ever, those that win and those that don’t,” commented Ó Raghallaigh.

The week before the ballot boxes are opened IRISH TV will capture the mood of the nation with their County Matters TV crews reporting from the 40 constituencies across the country with the issues that are likely to influence voter’s decisions in rural Ireland.  Renowned Journalist and Broadcaster Eamonn Mallie also meets the leaders in an insightful ‘one on one’ interview.

Digitally IRISH TV’s team of reporters will be providing comprehensive breaking coverage on social media using #GE16 as Election 2016 unfolds across the country.

Tune in on Saturday 27th February from 2pm to 6pm and from 8pm to midnight on IRISH TV SKY 191

Irish TV can be viewed on Sky channel 191, all Free to Air boxes, Freesat 400, Eircom’s eVision 191 and online at