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Final European Election TV debate focuses on Dublin this Tuesday night on RT Prime Time

04/06/2024

Watch live on RT One at 9:35pm and

available to stream on RT Player

With four days to go in the run up to the European Parliament Elections on Friday June 7, RT 's Prime Time will hold a major TV debate this Tuesday night, June 4, as part of RT 's extensive coverage beginning at 9:35pm on RT One and RT Player.

The live programme will focus on the Dublin constituency with presenters Miriam O'Callaghan and Sarah McInerney at the helm.

With over twenty candidates in each constituency and more than seventy across the three European constituencies, when inviting candidates to participate RT set impartial and objective criteria across all three debates to ensure they are as informative and coherent as possible to best serve the audience. The criteria will see a maximum of eight candidates in each of the television debates.

This Tuesday night's RT One programme will see the following candidates join presenters live in studio:

Barry Andrews Fianna F il

Lynn Boylan Sinn F in

Ciar n Cuffe Green Party

Clare Daly Independents 4 Change

Regina Doherty Fine Gael

Sin ad Gibney Social Democrats

Aodh n 'R ord in Labour Party

Br d Smith People Before Profit-Solidarity

Ahead of the TV debate, presenter Miriam O'Callaghan said The European Elections really matter, and these debates always give the opportunity to question the candidates on all the big issues so that voters have a clearer idea on their positions and on their plans should the candidates be elected. I'm looking forward to them.

Speaking about the debate presenter Sarah McInerney said This will be RT 's final European Elections television debate before polling day, and we know it's a time when many voters will be deciding how to vote. So, this night will be about getting clarity from candidates on where they stand on all the big issues. I'm looking forward to a lively and informative debate.

RT 's extensive digital elections campaign coverage will include constituency profiles, explainer videos, articles and live blogs of key events across the RT News app, RT .ie and RT 's social media channels.

Watch Prime Time Tuesday June 4, at 9:35pm on RT One and RT Player.

Notes to Editor:

RT has set criteria for inviting candidates to the three RT One TV debates to ensure they are as informative and coherent as possible to best serve the audience. The criteria are set out openly and in full detail here: https://about.rte.ie/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/RTE-European-Local-Elections-2024.pdf

RT 's approach to the European/Local elections 2024 takes account of past court and regulatory decisions and the updated guidance for Rule 27 published by Coimisi n na Me n on 30 April 2024. This includes:

Past electoral record is an impartial and fair metric to guide coverage

All candidates do not have to be included in a broadcast or in a formal debate

Prime Time broadcasts Tuesday and Thursdays at 9:35PM on RT One and stream on RT Player.

You can read special reports from the Prime Time team on rte.ie/primetime

Follow @RTE_PrimeTime on X / Twitter for regular content, #rtept
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