Last day's voting in search for 'Ireland's Greatest'

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VOTING LINES will close at 10.30 tonight in RTÉ’s search to find the greatest person in the history of Ireland. The winner will be announced on the Late Late Show . The five figures in the running are Michael Collins, James Connolly, Bono, Mary Robinson and John Hume. They were selected in a public vote from a shortlist of 40 people whose names topped a survey by Ipsos/MRBI.

Over the past five weeks the figures have been profiled in TV documentaries. Former PD leader Michael McDowell championed the case of Michael Collins; RTÉ’s Joe Duffy presented the programme on James Connolly; Bono was championed by RTÉ’s Dave Fanning; economist David McWilliams made the case for Mary Robinson, and Prime Time ’s Miriam O’Callaghan presented the documentary on John Hume....

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