#GE16 - Newstalk's with you every step of the way

We will have all of the latest Election coverage and analysis across the weekend

It's Election Count Weekend and Newstalk will be there every step of the way, with reporting, analysis and real-time updates across all our platforms on-air and online.


Newstalk.com will be providing online coverage for the day:

  • We will have all the latest from all count centres across the country on Newstalk.com/Election2016 with live updates on @ElectionNT.
  • Alison Spittle will take the reins on our live blog with insight and analysis and reactions throughout the day on #GE16.
  • The Digital News team will feature coverage across FacebookTwitter,Instagram and Snapchat.
  • Reality Check: Check back over all the proposals from the parties and handy voting guides with various explainers for what could happen across the weekend.

If you miss anything during the day, don't forget there's a playback option and we will continue to update you on Newstalk.com with the latest news stories.


Our Election 2016 special kicked off at 10pm on Friday with Richard Chambers bringing you the latest updates from across the country following polling day. 

From 8am on Saturday, Chris Donoghue and Ivan Yates brought listeners the first exit polls, tallies and news updates liver from the various count centres.

Jonathan Healy came to you live from Cork and then it was back to base for an hour with Colette Fitzpatrick.

From 4pm, Pat Kenny took over. With the first counts rolling in, he brought the latest updates and analysis right up until 7pm.

Chris Donoghue was from 7pm and then followed by Newstalk Political Editor, Shane Coleman. Our Head of News, John Keogh, was then on air until 1am.

With the counts to continue on Sunday morning, Colette Fitzpatrick will be on air from 9am with all the latest updates.

From 10am, it's George Hook with news & analysis, followed by Sarah Carey between 1pm and 2pm.

09.00 - 10.00 - Colette Fitzpatrick
10.00 - 13.00 - George Hook
13.00 - 14.00 - Sarah Carey
From 2pm onwards, normal scheduling will resume with Off the Ball.