100,000 COVID Cases in Northern Ireland, Republic sees 2021 Cases Reach 2020 numbers

A total of 1,811 COVID-19 cases were detected across the Island of Ireland. The HSE and the Department of health announced 1,378, this brings the total number of COVID cases to above those reported in 2020. In Northern Ireland 433 cases were detected, this bring their total cases to 100,319. 288,793 COVID cases have been detected since the pandemic began in 2020.

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News 100,000 COVID Cases in Northern Ireland, Republic sees 2021 Cases Reach 2020 numbers
Sunday January 24, 2021

A total of 1,811 COVID-19 cases were detected across the Island of Ireland. The HSE and the Department of health announced 1,378, this brings the total number of COVID cases to above those reported in 2020. In Northern Ireland 433 cases were detected, this bring their total cases to 100,319. 288,793 COVID cases have been detected since the pandemic began in 2020.

News2,580 Covid Cases Across Ireland
Saturday January 23, 2021

A total of 2,580 COVID-19 cases were detected across the Island of Ireland. The HSE and the Department of health announced 1,910. In Northern Ireland 670 cases were detected. 286,070 COVID cases have been detected 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.

ReviewWinter Sports Helps COVID TV
Tuesday January 12, 2021

December\'s sporting finals helped Irish TV to 47% of the TV audience. Down 5% from November 2020 and up 10% from December 2019. RTÉ\'s average share of the audience was down 2% month-on-month, on an annual basis it was up 13% in December 2020. Virgin Media was down 11% month-on-month, but it was up 9% year-on-year.\r\n

ReviewNews, Sport, Covid & Toys Light up Irish TV
Monday January 11, 2021

COVID-19, Election 2020, The Toy Show, Drama and Sport bring in the viewers over 2020. The top 50 list of most watch shows on Irish TV show a mixture of everything from Drama to Factual and from Comedy to Covid. The Late Late Toy Show as expected to the top spot with 1.7m viewers tuning into the annual entertainment Christmas show with Ryan Tubrity. RTÉ took 43 of the top place with their rival Virgin Media Television taking 7. Virgin Media\'s top show was ITV I\'m A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here with 639,900 viewers. RTÉ2\'s top programme was The GAA Football Final with 876,600. The only other shows to get over a million viewers was An Taoiseach speech from Washington announcing COVID measure on St. Patrick\'s Day, the RTÉ 9 O\'Clock News that night and as the news in the rise of COVID numbers at the end of the year RTÉ\'s 6.1 was watch by over a million viewers on December 30th.

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.