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Quiz to air on RTÉ One this Sunday

RTÉ One Television will show Quiz, the drama telling the story of Charles Ingram, the former British army major who caused a scandal after being caught cheating his way to winning £1 million on Who Wants to be a Millionaire, at 9.30pm this Sunday. Starring Matthew Macfadyen, Aisling Bea and Michael Sheen, the three-part drama […]

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Gogglebox to return on Virgin Media TV

The highly-popular reality show Gogglebox Ireland returns for a new series in the Virgin Media Television (VMTV) spring schedule. The station is promoting the TV premiere of Finding Jack Charlton profile on the late Republic of Ireland football manager as its stand-out programme. The documentary was jointly commissioned by Virgin Media and the BBC. 123.ie […]

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TG4 now sixth most watched TV channel

TG4 emerged as Ireland’s sixth most watched TV channel last year, moving up one place from seventh in 2019 where it had ranked since 2014. The Irish language station is now watched more than BBC Two, Virgin Media Three and Channel 4 in Ireland. Latest figures show that 3.66 million people, or 83 per cent […]

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Vicky Phelan among Late Late Show guests

On the first Late Late Show of 2021, Vicky Phelan will tell viewers about her upcoming trip to the US for an experimental new cancer treatment and why she is spending six months away from her family in her fight to stay alive. The women’s health campaigner will discuss why she hopes the treatment will give her […]

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TG4 concerts attract top Christmas ratings

Irish language station TG4 had its highest audience on Christmas Day 2020, the best since Christmas Day 2009. TG4 had an audience share of 3.6 per cent on December 25, its highest Christmas Day share since 2010. The Dubliners – The Parting Glass concert, featuring the late Barney McKenna’s last recording, was TG4’s most watched […]

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RTÉ series looks at Ireland’s changed lifestyles

A new three-part TV docuseries called The Way We Were looks at how Ireland has changed over the past 80 years as seen through the everyday lives of people since the State’s formation in 1937. The series, which starts on RTÉ One in early January, looks at the way Irish people have holidayed and shopped […]

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Thinkhouse helps to deliver light show

RTÉ and Creative Ireland will host #Shineyourlight#Longraighdosholas this Sunday at 8.30pm on the eve of this year’s winter solstice. It is the third in a series of moments of togetherness, with millions of people participating by shining a light in their windows, at their doorsteps or within their communities using a candle, lantern, torch or […]

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Macklin to leave Virgin Media Television

Following an internal reorganisation at Virgin Media Television (VMTV), Deirdre Macklin has decided to leave the company to “explore new options”. An experienced commercial marketer, she was VMTV’s head of marketing and led an in-house team of marketing, design and content creators at Red Hot Creative, whose outside clients included TAM. Macklin has been with […]

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Late Late Toy Show watched by 1.7m viewers

The Late Late Toy Show was watched by an average of 1.5 million viewers live on RTÉ One last Friday night, up 11 per cent on the 2019 live audience, making it one of the most-watched shows on Irish TV ever. Almost four in every five people watching TV at the time were tuned into […]

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Woodie’s festive ad homes in on community

Created by Rothco, the Woodie’s Christmas ad tells the story of an elderly woman, Mrs. Higgins. She’s the matriarch of her community, loved by her neighbours and known for her creaky front gate falling off at the hinge. As her neighbours decorate their homes for the festive season, an unexpected character does something special for […]

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Core reports strong uptake in TV viewing

The latest Level 5 lockdown has seen Irish people increase their consumption of TV and video-on-demand with live TV viewership up by six per cent year-on-year and streaming activity also on the up, a new study by Core indicates. After a spring spike driven by a huge interest in news bulletins, live TV viewership declined during […]

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RTÉ’s news boss to give NUI Galway lecture

RTÉ news and current affairs managing director Jon Williams will give the 2020 John Cunningham Journalism Lecture in a virtual conference hosted by NUI Galway. Apropos of RTÉ’s current house ads, Williams will discuss ‘Why the Truth Matters’, including the importance of public service journalism and the dangers of misinformation. It is the second year […]

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Byrne talks on Late Late about being 70

Hollywood actor Gabriel Byrne will speak to Ryan Tubridy about why, at the age of 70, he decided to get around to writing his autobiography lifting the lid on private aspects of his life. US chat show host Conan O’Brien will discuss his Irish heritage, his podcast and whether defeated US president Donald Trump is […]

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