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





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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