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McDonalds Backing Christmas on RTÉ 2FM

RTÉ Media Sales has announced McDonald’s as the sponsor of RTÉ 2FM’s Sound of Christmas 2019. In keeping with Christmas tradition,The Sound of Christmas 2019 will officially be launched by Larry Gogan on Breakfast with Doireann and Eoghan today Monday December 2nd....

RTÉ Statement on Challenges and Cuts

RTÉ has this evening released details of its revised strategy and plans to address the key issues facing the organisation. Speaking tonight, Dee Forbes said: "Our intention was to brief staff in full this week. However, given the sad passing of our colleague Gay...

Gay Byrne Remembered

The nation paused yesterday afternoon just before 3 pm as news emerged of the passing of Gay Byrne. It is hard to explain to anyone under the age of 40 just why the news was greeted with such sadness and reflection. In a world where media has become more disposable,...

Analysis of Apple TV +

Friday, November 1st may go down in history as a key date in the evolution of home and mobile entertainment. Or it may become a footnote in a rapidly changing landscape. The reason for its importance is that it was the date for Apple to enter the world of subscription...

Job Losses Coming at Virgin

Virgin Media announced on Friday that it has entered into a 30 day consultation period with staff over the possibility of job losses. The company currently employs 1,600 staff across its TV and Broadband services and there has been no indication of where a potential...

The Hostel of The Dead

The potential for turning James Joyce's 'House of the Dead' on Ushers island in Dublin into a youth hostel has prompted fears from the arts community here and has now begun to spread internationally. Yesterday's Observer in London had a major feature looking at the...

Lottery Good Cause Arts awards for Sligo

A Children's Publishing initiative in Sligo won the Arts and Culture category at the National Lottery Good Causes Awards in Dublin on Saturday night. Minister for Culture, Arts and Heritage Josepha Madigan was present on the night which marks the 4,000 projects that...

Abbey Redevelopment Moves to Next Stage

The redevelopment of the Abbey Theatre took another step forward today with the announcement by Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Josepha Madigan T.D., that having approved a preliminary appraisal of the Abbey Theatre Development Project, work can now...

Rick O’Shea to Host Return of The Book Show

It's Irish Book Week and RTE has chosen to mark it by announcing the return of The Book Show to RTE Radio One. The show will return to the Sunday evening schedule with new presenter Rick O'Shea at the helm. O'Shea has immersed himself in Books since leaving 2FM and...

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