New eight-part RTÉ on current affairs to fill the void left by Claire Byrne Live

RTÉ has ​​launched a new news program called Saturday Night Live.

His eight-part series will begin October 3 at 10.35 and it will be presented by a number of familiar faces including David McCullagh, Sharon Tobin, Louise Byrne and Mark Coughlan.

Claire Byrne Live featured in this position for seven years, but it ended last May when the journalist said she wanted to focus on her daily radio show.

The new panel discussion program will see each hour-long program dedicated to a major issue affecting the lives of people across the country.

Each week, four panelists will join the same studio presenter, with additional live contributions from invited guests.

The first show presented by David McCullagh will examine the cost of living crisis and the challenges people are facing every day as many of them struggle to survive.

McCullagh will hear from both the Government and opposition politicians, and will speak to business owners, economists, industry figures and those most affected by the crisis. about how it might impact as the winter months approach.

Other topics that will be examined over the eight weeks include housing shortages, child care and climate change.

Before introducing the first episode of Monday Night Live“I know a lot of people are feeling the impact of the rising cost of living, it’s one of the first things people talk about,” said broadcaster McCullagh.

“We’ll be taking a deep look at an issue in our new program, hearing from some of those affected, and seeing what solutions can help them.”

Paul Maguire, interim editor of RTÉ TV, said the series will “dive into issues affecting people’s daily lives this fall and winter”.

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He added: “Each one-hour program will provide the time and space to bring together those in power and those directly affected by the issue under discussion.

“As well as looking at cause and effect, we will hear from experts and explore potential solutions.”

Watch Monday Night Live, starting Monday, October 3 at 10.35pm on RTÉ One and RTÉ Player. New eight-part RTÉ on current affairs to fill the void left by Claire Byrne Live

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