What is Newstalk's #RealityCheck?

Cutting through the general election promises, claims and soundbites, to make #GE16 clear for you

General Election 2016 is on the way and with that, we will see a hell of a lot of promises, claims and possibly some allegations.
But fear not! We're here to help.

Over the course of the election, Newstalk's #RealityCheck will examine these promises and review the progress of previous election sound bites, to make #GE16 clear for you.

Here are our (real) promises to you.

  • We will cut through the general election promises, claims and sound bites, to make #GE16 clear to voters
  • We promise (truthfully) to get real answers to the questions that matter.
  • We will challenge convention and call out the political spin. 
  • We will keep you up-to-date with all the latest news and expert, intelligent analysis from multiple perspectives. 

Who will do it?

Along with the usual suspects, Ivan Yates, Shane Coleman, Chris Donoghue, Pat Kenny, Jonathan Healy and George Hook, our expert political analyst, Odran Flynn, will be with us throughout the campaign to examine the spin, promises and manifestos to get to the heart of the issues.

Who is Odran Flynn?

Odran previously worked in the Sunday Tribune as a political analyst and has contributed to the likes of the Irish Times, RTE, TV3, Newstalk and Today Fm.

On top of that, he was Head of Research for ACC Bank until 1997 and has worked on several political campaigns throughout the General Elections.

How to get in contact?

Follow the dedicated @ElectionNT account on Twitter or simply use the hashtag #RealityCheck to monitor the analysis, ask the questions important to you or share your thoughts.  Our #RealityCheck section of the website will be continuously updated with fresh content so be sure to check back in regularly.