The first five poems shortlisted for the A Poem for Ireland, as chosen by the John Murray Show, are:
Easter 1916 - W.B. Yeats
A Christmas Childhood - Patrick Kavanagh
Fill Arís - Seán Ó Riordáin
Quarantine - Eavan Boland
Making Love Outside Aras an Uachtaráin - Paul Durcan
The next five will be announced tonight on The Works on RTÉ television.