On Friday 22 October, RTE will announce the winner of the Ireland's Greatest poll. Each of the five finalists were the subject of hour-long documentaries, broadcast from September onwards. By Eoin Ó Broin.
Michael McDowell made the case for Michael Collins, Dave Fanning for Bono, Joe Duffy for James Connolly, Miriam O'Callaghan for John Hume and David McWilliams for Mary Robinson. The winner will be chosen, as was the shortlist of finalists, by popular ballot.