Media on the Move: Fergal O’Brien leaves Today FM for TV3

21.11.14

After almost a decade with Today FM, Fergal O’Brien is set to go from the airwaves to the television screen as he will join TV3 next month. Fergal will be accustomed to his role in TV3’s News department as he spent the best part of ten years reading news bulletins and reporting the latest current […]

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Featured Journalist: Eithne Kelly

29.10.14

Our featured journalist this week is Eithne Kelly, the producer of the Pat Kenny Show on Newstalk 106-108. Eithne began work with the station in 2013. She was awarded the prestigious role of producer for the all new Pat Kenny Show, when the presenter moved from RTÉ Radio 1 to Newstalk, in June of that […]

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TV3 launches its biggest ever Autumn schedule

27.08.14

TV3 today launched their autumn schedule for 2014 and in the new year is a major new soap, 30 new shows and array of new faces will see the station build on from the success of recent years. The fresh and vibrant schedule was announced in a special presentation from Dublin’s Mansion House which all […]

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Documentaries of the Summer

25.08.14

There were so many fantastic Irish documentaries over the summer. It was a difficult task to choose but a few from the many that were broadcast during the past few months. From sport to current affairs to music, there was so many to pick from. We have managed to decide on three that we here […]

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Tributes paid to Irish Times journalist

18.08.14

It has been announced that Irish Times Joint Picture Editor David Sleator has died suddenly. David Sleator was in his mid-fifties and had worked in the paper since 1998 but had worked as a freelance journalist for three years prior to this. He was an award winning photographer and before his work in the Irish Times […]

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Cooling off in aid of Motor Neurone

18.08.14

The newest craze sweeping the world known as the ‘Ice Bucket Challenge’, is raising much needed funds for Motor Neurone. A whole host of celebrities have joined in on the campaign which involves dumping a bucket of ice cold water over the person’s head. The shivering victim must then nominate someone of his choice to […]

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The ones to watch: RTÉ One launch new schedule

14.08.14

Following the launch of RTÉ One’s new Autumn schedule we here at mediacontact.ie decided to take a look at some of the best shows the channel has to offer this year. With 35 new shows as well as 24 returning shows we were spoiled for choice, but we have managed to pick the 3 programmes […]

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The Limerick Leader celebrates 125 years

08.08.14

Tomorrow, August 9th 2014, the Limerick Leader will be celebrating its 125th anniversary. The first edition of the paper was printed on Friday, August 9th 1889. The paper experienced many challenges in its early years but has managed to soldier on to become Limerick’s biggest and most popular paper. President Michael D. Higgins congratulated the […]

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The late Colm Murray – A year on but never forgotten

30.07.14

Conor Tivnan @conortivnan   A year ago today, the legendary RTÉ sports broadcaster, Colm Murray died after a brave three year fight with Motor Neuron disease. The 61-year old was fondly remembered for his sports coverage and especially his first love of horse racing. Colm will forever and undoubtedly be affiliated with horse racing, where […]

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