Irish language media make a Rí-Rá about going online


A new online media resource for Irish speakers – Meon Eile ( – has gone live. The site, launched in Belfast on Monday, aims to give browsers regular written news, sport, music and cultural features as well as videos in Irish. Meon Eile’s producer Sinéad Ingoldsby said they intended to produce high-quality material and “interesting stories on a user-friendly site” to cater for Irish speakers on the web.

Raidió Rí-Rá (, an Irish-language station which plays chart music for young people, also announced Monday that they would begin to broadcast live on the Digital Audio Broadcasting (DAB) platform in Dublin and Waterford this Sunday, in Cork and Limerick by the end of 2012 and nationally after that.

As well as being online, Raidió Rí-Rá is available on iPhone, Nokia and Android phones through the TuneIn application.