Clare Byrne
Claire Byrne is an Irish journalist and television presenter who presents Claire Byrne Live. She is best known for presenting The Daily Show from September 2010 to March 2012. In 2013, Byrne became an anchor on RTÉ's flagship current affairs programme Prime Time.
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/ 6 November 2007

Loxion kulcha: Soweto TV takes the lead

The only fixed-line telephone for the first community television station in South Africa to get a year-long broadcasting licence is hidden away in an outdoor broadcasting van for fear of freeloading by staff and guests. When you call the station let it ring for a long time, publicist Deon Botha advises.

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/ 16 July 2007

Fifa all set to honour Madiba in SA

Soccer’s ruling body, Fifa, is preparing to send out a powerful message against racism this week through a string of events to mark the 89th birthday of South Africa’s anti-apartheid icon and former president Nelson Mandela. A star-studded line-up of football greats will tog out for a match in Cape Town on Mandela’s birthday.

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/ 9 March 2007

Zim economic fallout hits hard in region

They say that when Zimbabwe sneezes, the whole region gets a cold. While observers were talking up the imminence of regime change in Harare, the country continued to haemorrhage economic migrants to neighbouring countries. The respected International Crisis Group think thank speculated that divisions with Robert Mugabe’s ruling Zanu-PF over the 83-year-old leader’s bid to extend his term for a further two years represent ”a realistic chance” for change.