Brid Dooley

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RTÉ presenters  David McCullagh, Tommie Gorman, Ingrid Miley and Des Cahill at the launch at the National Library of Ireland of the RTÉ Archives – a major  collection  of RTÉ News coverage from 1985  to  1999.  Photograph: Sam Boal/

A younger, slimmer Des Cahill is reclining on an Aer Lingus plane, being served champagne by a female steward who seems to have been dunked in fake ta(...)

The way we were: Brid Dooley, RTÉ’s head of archives, at the storage depot  in Sandyford. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

In an anonymous industrial estate adjoining the busy M50 on Dublin’s southern fringe lies the country’s largest and most precious collection of Irish (...)

Preservation challenge: Delegates from the world’s foremost audio-visual archives will come to Dublin for a two-day conference, Archiving Tomorrow 2016, co-hosted by RTÉ Archives and the Digital Repository of Ireland. Photograph: Getty

The challenge of preserving the world’s film, television and sound recordings will be discussed at a major international conference in Dublin in early(...)

Lancers charge on O’Connell Street for RTÉ’s 1966 series  ‘Insurrection’.

“Undoubtedly the most difficult and ambitious project ever attempted by Irish television.” That’s how the RTV Guide (as it then was) described the TV (...)

Minister for Justice Alan Shatter has called for  coherent and practical data protection rules.

Minister for Justice Alan Shatter has called for “a coherent and practical set of data protection rules at National and European Union levels” (...)