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Pupils from St Patrick’s School Ringsend ‘take the GPO’ in costume. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Commemorations for the centenary of the Easter Rising this weekend will be the largest public event in the history of the State, the organisers said. (...)

Extras from Rebellion at filming last year. The RTÉ series is reputed to have cost €7 million to produce. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

RTÉ’s managing director of television Glen Killane has said he is not concerned about the fall off in numbers watching the broadcaster’s flagship 1916(...)

‘Rebellion’ is a flagship five-part drama set over three weeks of Easter 1916 which started on January 3rd. It will also air on Robert Redford’s Sundance TV, which has invested in the production.

RTÉ has announced an unprecedented schedule to mark the centenary of 1916, featuring dramas, cultural coverage, a landmark history programme, and a se(...)

Finger on the pulse: Ryan Tubridy on   the set of the 2015 Late Late Toy Show with a stormtrooper from Star Wars: The Force Awakens, a movie which itself has been a big hit with audiences since its recent release. File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

The Late Late Toy Show was once again by far the most watched programme on Irish television last year. An average of more than 1.5 million people wa(...)

Sarah Greene as May Lacy in ‘Rebellion’: the drama debuted  to positive critical reception. Photograph: RTÉ/Patrick Redmond

Period drama Rebellion may return to RTÉ screens for a second and third series as part of plans by the broadcaster to extend the number of hours of d(...)

Rebellion: Ruth Bradley as Frances, Charlie Murphy as Elizabeth and Sarah Greene as May in Aku Louhimies’s five-part Rising drama for RTÉ

Ireland is not the only country to have used the first World War to strike for its freedom only to descend into a vicious civil war. In December 1917 (...)

From left: chefs Gary O’Hanlon and Louise Lennox-Dessert, John Healy (maitre d) and chef Stephen McAllister from TV3’s “The Restaurant”, which is sponsored by Aldi

There are too few laughs on television, but with any luck Daniel and Majella’s B&B Road Trip will be back on air next year, and the couple will on(...)

The Late Late Toy Show was the most watched programme of the year to date with an average of 1.36 million viewers.  Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times.

The Late Late Toy Show was the most watched programme of the year to date with an average of 1.36 million viewers. A total of almost two (...)

Conductor David Brophy with Ed Sheeran on RTÉ’s ‘The High Hopes Choir’, which has been sold to UKTV. Photograph: Kyran O’Brien

RTÉ has sold two of its series, The High Hopes Choir and Rachel Allen’s Coastal Cooking, to British digital broadcaster UKTV. The High Hopes Choir, a (...)

Managing director of RTÉ Television Glen Killane:  He was responding to criticism from ‘Irish Times’ television reviewer Bernice Harrison about the lack of any returning drama series on RTÉ. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

“Paucity of funding” is to blame for a lack of Irish drama on RTÉ Television, its managing director, Glen Killane, told the Cork Film Festival. (...)

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