Euros Score High for RTÉ2

RTÉ2 has seen its best audience share in the last 3 years, it last hit double digits during the world cup 2018. The channel had 11.85% share of the audience in June 2021, this was helped by the Euros 2020. In 2016 the games were split between RTÉ and TV3. The most watch programme was England V Scotland on June 18th with 547,700 viewers. Virgin Media one\'s Love Island\'s had 277,000 on June 30th. In June 2016 RTÉ2 had an audience share of 11.67%, while TV3 (now Virgin Media one) had 9.23%. RTÉ2 will hope to retain its June\'s audience share with continued coverage of the Euros, GAA championships and the Olympic Games in July. Overall RTÉ held 30% of the audience, while Virgin Media Television had 17%.

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NewsEuros Score High for RTÉ2
Wednesday July 21, 2021

RTÉ2 has seen its best audience share in the last 3 years, it last hit double digits during the world cup 2018. The channel had 11.85% share of the audience in June 2021, this was helped by the Euros 2020. In 2016 the games were split between RTÉ and TV3. The most watch programme was England V Scotland on June 18th with 547,700 viewers. Virgin Media one\'s Love Island\'s had 277,000 on June 30th. In June 2016 RTÉ2 had an audience share of 11.67%, while TV3 (now Virgin Media one) had 9.23%. RTÉ2 will hope to retain its June\'s audience share with continued coverage of the Euros, GAA championships and the Olympic Games in July. Overall RTÉ held 30% of the audience, while Virgin Media Television had 17%.

NewsSenator Ivana Bacik Becomes Labours 7th Sitting Member of the Dail
Friday July 09, 2021

Ivana Bacik has become The Labour Party\'s 7th sitting member of the Dail, having been elected to the Dail tonight (09/07/2021) in a By Election in Dublin Bay South. She top the poll of 1st preference votes with 30% support, far exceeding her party\'s performance in recent polls which put them between 3% and 6% support. Government party Fine Gael were in second place with 26% support, while opposition party Sinn Fein had just 16% of the vote. While The Green Party lost its footing in this constituency it still did far better than the Fianna Fail party, which only managed a 5% of the vote. Trinity College Dublin will now have a by-election to vote in a new member of the Seanad.

Arts RTÉ NSO\'s Move to the NCH
Sunday October 18, 2020

The Sunday Business Post reports that RTÉ do not think they will make a saving of €8million euro or anything close to it upon the move of the National Symphony Orchestra (NSO) to the National Concert Hall (NCH) next year. However, the independent report from Helen Boaden and Mediatique commissioned by RTÉ begs to differ. The report details a partnership with the government and RTÉ in the running and funding of the NSO as an independent organisation (or part of the the NCH). The Boaden report outlined seven options open to RTÉ and the government, with the government agreeing to move the NSO to the NCH in 2021, however it looks like they will not partner with RTÉ as report suggested it should.

Arts Art Minister announces Arts and Culture Recovery Taskforce
Monday September 21, 2020

The Minister for Media, Tourism, Arts, Culture, Sport and the Gaeltacht, Catherine Martin, has announced the membership of the Arts and Culture Recovery Task Force. Martin previously announce that RTÉ\'s former head of Radio, Clare Duignan, would lead the taskforce. Singer and Songwriter Denise Chaila and fiddle player Marin Hayes will join the taskforce long with 15 other members who will be selected by various Arts organisations.

ReviewBest TG4 Audience Share in Last 7 Years
Thursday July 01, 2021

TG4 has seen its best audience share in the last 7 years. The channel had 2.74% share of the audience in May 2021, it previous best was in April 2017 when it achieved 2.67%. Meanwhile, RTÉ2\'s audience has dipped back to 4.5% audience share in May, the channel will expect to gain a large audiences over the next few months with its coverage of the GAA championships, Euros 2020 and the Olympic Games. Overall RTÉ held 25% of the audience, while Virgin Media Television had 18%.

ReviewRTÉ Cut Funding to Independent Producers by 9%
Wednesday June 23, 2021

RTÉ\'s Independent Commissions and Production Unit have published their Annual report for 2020. RTÉ cut funding to the independent sector in 2020 by 9%. Missing their statutory requirement by €3 million. The report shows how RTÉ increase its low levels of funding to children\'s programming by 40%, to just over €5 million, this compares to €3.6 million in 2019, all children\'s content is now produced independently, with no children\'s commissions for Radio in either year, the increase was due in large to RTÉ\'s Home School Hub. Drama and Comedy across TV and Radio saw a drop in funding with just €1.8 million spent on TV drama and comedy, which includes just two dramas yet to be broadcast, €265,000 worth of Drama and Comedy was commission for Radio.

Sport RTÉ and LiveScore Share UEFA Champions League Coverage
Wednesday June 02, 2021

On line streaming and sports scoring service LiveScore have replaced Virgin Media as the rights holders to 137 UEFA Champions League matches. RTÉ had already announced its securing of Tuesday Night games along with highlights and the final. The new broadcast/streaming rights will begin with the 2021/2022. Virgin Media announced a few weeks ago that it had pulled out of the bidding process.

Sport Irish TV Scores with Socially Distant Sport
Tuesday November 10, 2020

The return of sporting fixtures in October has result in a boom for Irish Broadcasters. 48.5% of viewers tuned to Irish Broadcasters in October 2020, the highest rating for Irish channels since February when most sporting fixtures came to an end due to COVID-19 restrictions. RTÉ\'s average share of the audience was up 11% month-on-month, on an annual basis it was down 2% in October 2020. Virgin Media was up 6% month-on-month, and up 20% year-on-year. The return of sport and continued corona coverage helping them retrieve something from a summer lacking sport. Meanwhile the sports wars between eir and Virgin Media have seen both sports channels see their shares fall on an annual basis. TG4 increased its audience share by 15% month-on-month, but saw a 53% increase compared to October 2019.