528 Covid Cases Across Ireland

The 13th of April saw a total of 528 new COVID-19 cases across the Island of Ireland. The HSE and the Department of health announced 431 cases. In Northern Ireland 97 cases were report. In total there have been 360,678 COVID cases since the pandemic began in 2020.

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News528 Covid Cases Across Ireland
Wednesday April 14, 2021

The 13th of April saw a total of 528 new COVID-19 cases across the Island of Ireland. The HSE and the Department of health announced 431 cases. In Northern Ireland 97 cases were report. In total there have been 360,678 COVID cases since the pandemic began in 2020.

News480 Covid Cases Across Ireland
Tuesday April 13, 2021

The 12th of April saw a total of 480 new COVID-19 cases across the Island of Ireland. The HSE and the Department of health announced 358 cases. In Northern Ireland 122 cases were report. In total there have been 360,160 COVID cases since the pandemic began in 2020.

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.

ReviewOprah Royal Interview Tops RTÉ2 Ratings
Tuesday March 09, 2021

The interview by Oprah Winfrey with the former British Royals topped RTÉ2\'s Monday night programming. The programme aired earlier in the night on ITV. The average audience for the show was 725,000 making it the second of the most watch show on RTÉ2 over the last 12 months. The GAA Football Final had an average of 876,600 in December.

ReviewBBC 3 Returns to TV
Wednesday March 03, 2021

BBC 3 is to return to television screens in 2022. The BBC say that this is to provide more value to their audiences. The channel was launch as the BBC\'s youth channel in 2003, taking over from BBC Choice, the channel remained on the air until 2016, when the BBC moved the channel to online only. Since then its been the home of hit drama\'s such as Killing Eve, Fleabag and Normal People.

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.

Sport Ireland\'s Bennett Takes Home Green
Monday September 21, 2020

Ireland\'s Sam Bennett has taken home the Green jersey from the Tour De France. The Tipperary man took the Yellow Jersey in the 10th and final stages of the race. Slovenia\'s Tadej Pogacar took the top place overall bring him the Yellow Jersey, having won 3 stages over the course of the race, stages 9, 15 and 20.