Sarah McInerney and Cormac Ó hEadhra will take the wheel of Drivetime, RTÉ Radio 1’s afternoon current affairs show today, Monday 28 September. With its new presenters at the helm, the show will continue to bring listeners all the latest news of the day from around the country and beyond. Whether you’re on the move or juggling a busy life at home, make Drivetime your go-to radio destination each day from 4.30pm to hear the stories that matter to you.
Cormac says: ‘I can’t wait to get started – to hear people’s stories, to listen to communities’ concerns, to hold people in power to account. We’re living through a bizarre time and the country is facing a myriad of challenges. We hope to inform, question and engage. And bring some positivity and laughter into people’s lives too!’
Sarah says: ‘Cormac and I want to bring listeners hard-hitting interviews, combined with a bit of run and irreverence; all of which will hopefully make an entertaining and informative combination.’
Sarah McInerney is an award-winning broadcaster and journalist with extensive experience in print, radio and television. She presented ‘Today with Sarah McInerney’ during the summer of 2020, and has hosted a range of other shows across RTE Radio and TV, including Prime Time, Drivetime, and The Late Debate. Previously, Sarah was presenter of Newstalk Drive, which won IMRO Current Affairs Show of the Year in 2017. Sarah was also awarded IMRO News Broadcaster of the Year 2017. Before moving to broadcast, Sarah was Political Correspondent with The Sunday Times for eight years. She is author of ‘Where No-One Can Hear You Scream’, a book about women who were killed or disappeared in the Dublin/Wicklow mountains, published in 2008.
Hailing from An Cheathrú Rua in the Conamara Gaeltacht, Cormac Ó hEadhra is an award-winning broadcaster having previously presented current affairs shows on RTÉ Radio 1 and RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta. He’s anchored some of RTÉ Radio 1’s major current affairs coverage in recent years – presidential debates; general election debates and count coverage. Cormac Ó hEadhra qualified as a barrister in 2007, building on his background beforehand in finance. In 2001, he spent a year working through French in Paris at a time when Ireland rejected The Treaty of Nice and has had a keen interest in European affairs since.
Drivetime, weekdays 4.30 – 7.00 pm on RTÉ Radio 1.