Joe Reddington

tel: +353 91 505067

National Co-ordinator and Vice-President of CIRCOM Regional
Joe Reddington


Radio Telefís Éireann - RTÉ


Dublin 4
tel: +353 1 208 3111

RTÉ is Ireland’s public service broadcaster. It provides a broadcasting service on radio and television. It also provides associated services through its publishing, performing groups and transmission network divisions. RTÉ is a not-for-profit, dual-funded organisation with revenue generated from licence fees and commercial income. It has regional offices in Dundalk (North-East) Waterford (South-East) Cork (South) Limerick (Mid-West) Galway (West) Athlone (Midlands, North Leinster) and Sligo (North-West).

- RTÉ Television consists of two channels, RTÉ One and RTÉ Two.
- RTÉ News and Current Affairs provides the public with daily news and current affairs services via RTÉ Radio, RTÉ Television and on-line via and the nuacht service on TG4 .
- RTÉ Radio consists of four stations, RTÉ Radio 1, RTÉ 2fm, RTÉ lyric fm and RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta.

Under the terms of the Broadcasting Act 1960 and subsequent legislation, RTÉ is subject to the RTÉ Board which is appointed by the Government, but which includes a staff-elected representative and the Director-General. The Board's function is to make policy and guide corporate direction. The RTÉ Executive Board is responsible for the day-to-day running of RTÉ and is chaired by RTÉ's Director-General. RTÉ employs some 2,000 people .

RTÉ, a not-for-profit organisation, currently derives approximately 50% of its revenue from licence fees and approximately 50% from commercial income. Since 2008 the annual television licence fee is €160.

There are approximately 4.2 million inhabitants in the Republic of Ireland and 1.3 millon have TV sets. RTÉ Television provides a wide-ranging service, with RTÉ One and RTÉ Two as complementary channels, which are viewed by 55% of Irish people on an average day. The prime time adult audience share against other Irish terrestrial, UK and satellite channels is 44%. RTÉ television averages 336 hours per week with 49% of peak-time programmes coming from RTÉ and other Irish producers.

RTÉ has a nation-wide communications network with an increasing emphasis on regional input and news gathering. It has regional centres providing news and programme material for television and radio. There is a permanent correspondent based in each of the regional centres with live studio, crews and editing.

There is a production facility for the Irish-language Nuacht RTÉ and Nuacht TG4  based in Baile na hAbhann in Co. Galway, from which both programmes are transmitted on RTÉ One and TG4. A team of journalists, including three VJs, provide output to Nuacht and other RTÉ programmes on radio an television. There are Nuacht journalists in  five other regions, including two VJs and in the RTÉ headquarters in Dublin.

RTÉ also operates overseas from London , Brussels and Washington

RTÉ also maintains an extensive operation based in RTÉ Belfast covering events in Northern Ireland . The Belfast office consists of a team of journalists with crews, editing, and technical staff with a live studio permanently linked to RTÉ Dublin.
There are also radio studios at various locations around the country.

RTÉ' s Cork Studio continues to develop as a major regional programme production centre and produces the regional news magazine programme Nationwide as one of its flagship programmes.

Regional news is integrated into RTÉ's national evening news programmes, and on the Nuacht programmes on RTÉ and TG4.

RTÉ Television competes with a national commercial channel and several English-speaking television services. Most of the country receives the four United Kingdom networks and a wide range of television channels is available on satellite. Distribution of Irish, United Kingdom and satellite television is available on cable in major urban centres and suburban areas.

RTÉ Radio's four stations cover national and regional news. RTÉ Radio One produces comprehensive coverage of news, current affairs, music, drama and variety, features, agriculture, education, religion and sport. RTÉ 2fm is a popular music and chat radio station, also based in Dublin . RTÉ lyric fm caters specifically for arts and music and is located in Limerick city. RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta, based in Co. Galway, is the dedicated Irish language channel. RTÉ Radio competes with local radio stations in many areas.

RTÉ Publishing produces the RTÉ Guide - the country's best-selling entertainment magazine; the RTÉ website; and Aertel - RTÉ's teletext service.

RTÉ Performing Groups Division is a major contributor to the arts in Ireland , and supports five performing groups, including the National Symphony Orchestra.

TG4 - Teilifís na Gaeilge

Baile na hAbhann,
Co. na Gaillimhe.
Tel.: +353 91 505050
Fax: +353 91 505021

General Manager: Pól Ó Gallchóir This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Commissioning Editors:
Michéal Ó Meallaigh This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Proinsias Ní Ghráinne This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Máire Ní Chonláin This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Sport: Rónán Ó Coisdealbha  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Administration: Mary Ellen Ní Chualáin This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

TG4 (Teilifís na Gaeilge)  is a national television channel which began broadcasting on 31 October 1996. Over 800,000 viewers tune into the channel each day. The daily Irish language programme schedule is its core service: seven hours of innovative quality programming in Irish and a further seven hours of childrens programmes daily.

TG4 invests over €20m annually in original Irish language programming from the independent production sector in Ireland. This investment supports 340 posts in small private sector companies throughout the island.

The channel provides a daily programme schedule in Irish for children and young people. This represents an attractive and entertaining daily point of contact with Irish in a context that is totally different to school.

The channel's signal covers the island of  Ireland. It is available directly by aerial in the Republic and in Northern Ireland, to satellite Sky Digital customers throughout Ireland, on cable and MMDS in the Republic or worldwide via webcast .

TG4 is a publisher/broadcaster. The station sources its programmes from independent production companies as well as from RTÉ, the national broadcaster for Ireland. It also broadcasts a range of other programmes in English including live coverage of Dáil Éireann, the national parliament