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1984 in Irish television

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The following is a list of events relating to television in Ireland from 1984.



  • 2 January – Jim Mitchell is appointed Minister for Communications with responsibility for broadcasting.
  • February – Charlie Bird becomes the first reporter on RTÉ Television to prevent a news item via satellite when he reports from the Philippines on the imprisonment, trial and subsequent release of Fr. Niall O'Brien.
  • 1–4 June – RTÉ presents live coverage of U.S. President Ronald Reagan's visit to Ireland. RTÉ sends twice-daily newsfeeds to Eurovision for world distribution during the visit. The coverage includes an interview with Reagan recorded in Washington for the programme Today Tonight and a special edition of Newstime which is broadcast on U.S. television.
  • RTÉ 1

  • 2 November – Davis at Large (1984–1986)
  • Undated – MT-USA (1984–1987)
  • RTÉ 2

  • 7 November – Leave It To Mrs O'Brien (1984–1986)
  • 1960s

  • RTÉ News: Nine O'Clock (1961–present)
  • RTÉ News: Six One (1962–present)
  • The Late Late Show (1962–present)
  • 1970s

  • Sports Stadium (1973–1997)
  • Trom agus Éadrom (1975–1985)
  • The Late Late Toy Show (1975–present)
  • RTÉ News on Two (1978–present)
  • Bosco (1979–1998)
  • The Sunday Game (1979–present)
  • 1980s

  • Today Tonight (1982–1992)
  • Mailbag (1982–1996)
  • The Irish R.M. (1983–1985)
  • Glenroe (1983–2001)
  • References

    1984 in Irish television Wikipedia

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