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Wednesday 27 September 2023 Dublin: 16°C

# Television

Grá ar an Trá is better for us than Love Island, and not just because of its sexy-Gaeltacht energy
“What’s tharla-ing over there?”
This week
24th September 2023 - 27th September 2023
Quiz: How well do you know these long-running TV characters?
Test your knowledge of these famous telly faces.
Last month
August 2023
New Virgin Media season led by the Gaeltacht's answer to Love Island
John Gilligan, Katie Price and the Rugby World Cup all feature in this season’s slate.
This year
The Remote: The homelessness crisis, hijackings and a diplomatic drama
What will you be watching?
RTÉ and Virgin Media to show all 48 Rugby World Cup matches live
The Irish broadcasters have secured TV rights for this year’s tournament.
Last year
RTÉ's Monday Night Live will end this month to clear the way for a new Katie Hannon-fronted show
Upfront with Katie Hannon will air in January.
Love Island final airs tonight as show hits 12.1 million streams on Virgin Media Player
Among the final contestants is Irishman Dami Hope who has coupled up with Indiyah Pollack.
Neighbours comes to an end next week and RTÉ will stream classic episodes to mark the occasion
The series finale will air this Friday on the UK’s Channel 5, and on RTE next Wednesday.
British Tory MPs divided over Channel 4 privatisation as plans could face revolt
Father of the House Peter Bottomley told the PA news agency the House of Lords will take out any clause that privatises the network.
Russian state TV employee fined for anti-war protest on live news show
Marina Ovsyannikova walked into the Channel One studio with a poster saying ‘no war’ and ‘Russians against the war’.
All time
'In the name of all that is divine': Viewers complain to RTÉ about 'frustrating' Player service
One viewer described the Player as “annoying, frustrating and useless”.
Here's every film on RTÉ, TG4 and Virgin today and tomorrow
Pass the remote.
Former Sex Pistols win legal battle against Johnny Rotten
The punk group’s former drummer Paul Cook and guitarist Steve Jones sued the band’s ex-singer to allow their songs to be used in a TV drama.
New schedule of RTÉ documentaries on the Tuam babies, Sean Quinn and the killing of Fr Niall Molloy
RTÉ said its factual content producers excelled despite a challenging year for production.
A gangland series, a new Sally Rooney drama and a karaoke gameshow: RTÉ's new season announced
RTÉ launched its new season, promising a focus on championing new Irish talent.
Poll: What have you tuned into more - Love Island or the Olympics?
Who will win gold in the battle of summer television?
The Friends reunion airs today - here's what you need to know
Could fans *be* any more excited?
Toy Show and Varadkar's Patrick's Day address most-watched RTÉ broadcasts last year
Normal People is up there too.
Spending the day on the couch? Here's every film on RTÉ and Virgin today
You’ve a lot of choice.
Insurance companies ‘put up roadblocks’ to funding for film and TV industry, committee hears
Desiree Finnegan, chief executive of Screen Ireland, said the Covid-19 pandemic has affected every part of the industry.
'Broken' TV licence system costing €50 million per year, RTÉ tells Oireachtas committee
The committee also heard of the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the media industry.
Paul Mescal misses out on his Emmy as Watchmen, Schitt's Creek and Succession clean up
It came on a strange night for the Emmys that were conducted remotely for the first time.
Keeping Up with the Kardashians to end after final season next year
Kim Kardashian made the announcement on Instagram this evening.
Fair City set to return to TV screens next month
Production on the show stopped in March due to the coronavirus.
Quiz: Do you remember the details of these controversial TV moments?
Won’t somebody please think of the children?
Hector Ó hEochagáin: 'The day of fathers not doing a tap in the house is ending - we're different dads now'
Hector has been chatting to drivers in Nepal, Mary Lou McDonald – but not Tony Holohan – for a philosophical TV programme about lockdown.
Sofa Watch: Pierce Brosnan on the Late Late and Niall Horan singing for Graham Norton
The best clips from the US late night shows, and the low-down on the Late Late and Graham lineups.
RTÉ received 37 informal complaints about first two episodes of Normal People
The episodes were broadcast last Tuesday night on RTÉ 1.
Poll: Have you started any new TV series recently?
Bingeing anything on Netflix? Catching up on shows you’ve missed?
Quiz: How well do you remember these characters from classic Irish TV shows?
Do you know your Dinny from your Miley?
Here are some Christmas-themed movies and shows available to watch on streaming services
This will save you from boredom over the festive season.
Caroline Flack quits new Love Island series after assault charge
Flack is due in court next week.
Government was only told of RTÉ cuts plan this morning - Simon Coveney
Fianna Fáil deputy leader Dara Calleary told the Tánaiste that “Good media is dying on the vine while you whistle by the graveyard”.
Michael Collins, Ireland's elderly and female-led stories will be explored through BAI funding
There has been an increase in the amount of funding awarded to female-led projects.
Game of Thrones wins top drama Emmy as Fleabag dominates comedy awards
Fleabag star Phoebe Waller-Bridge, who also created the series, won the award for outstanding writing in a comedy series.
MythBusters star killed during attempt to break 824km/h land-speed record
39-year-old Jessi Combs appeared in 12 episodes of the show.
US television presenter apologises after comparing black colleague to a gorilla
“I said something yesterday that was inconsiderate, it was inappropriate, and I hurt people,” anchor Alex Housden said.
Irish eyes could be smiling after tonight's Love Island, so here's your guide to the final
Maura Higgins and Greg O’Shea both have a chance of winning.
What to watch on TV tonight: Friday
This is the telly everyone will be talking about tomorrow.
What to watch on TV tonight: Wednesday
This is the telly everyone will be talking about tomorrow.