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RTÉ Strategy 2018-22
23 Feb 2018 | RTÉ Director General Dee Forbes this week briefed staff and issued the broadcasters new five year strategy plan. The new strategy plan intends to strengthen RTÉ relationship with younger views through improvements and investment in its digital and online platforms, as well as reflecting the ever diversifying landscape of Ireland through its programming. 
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Channel 4 Announces 'Derry Girls' As Biggest Series In Northern Irish History
21 Feb 2018 | Channel 4 have announced that Lisa McGee’s hit comedy ‘Derry Girls’ is officially the most successful series ever launched in Northern Ireland. 
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Coco Television's 'Room to Improve' Celebrates Record Viewing Figures On RTÉ One
21 Feb 2018 | 722,000 people tuned in to watch COCO Television’s ‘Room To Improve’ on RTE1, Sunday night. With a staggering share of 51%, the hugely popular show saw Dermot Bannon make his way to Donegal to work on Daniel and Majella O’Donnell’s home. 
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John Connors' IFTA Acceptance Speech Watched Over 1 Million Times On Channel 4 Facebook
20 Feb 2018 | The full speech, which was posted on Facebook by IFTA after the Awards Ceremony broadcast on RTÉ One on Saturday, February 17th, has since been picked up by a number of platforms including Channel 4 News. 
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A Successful 26.5% Share for IFTA with Deirdre O'Kane at the Helm
20 Feb 2018 | A successful 26.5% share for IFTA late night broadcast on RTÉ closing off the high-powered Saturday night entertainment viewing that starts with TV3’s very popular Ireland’s got Talent show which received a 21% share on Saturday 17th February. 
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Minister Madigan Congratulates The 2018 IFTA Film & Drama Awards' Winners
19 Feb 2018 | Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht Josepha Madigan, T.D. has congratulated all winners of tonight’s 2018 IFTA Film & Drama Awards (IFTAs). 
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John Connors' IFTA Acceptance Speech Watched over 95,000 on IFTA Facebook
19 Feb 2018 | Full speech posted on facebook by IFTA after the Awards Ceremony broadcast on RTE One on Saturday 17th February. 
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Deirdre O'Kane's IFTA Opening Monologue - in Full
19 Feb 2018 | Deirdre O'Kane's funny and powerful monologue at the IFTA Ceremony does not shy away from controversy. 
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Martin McDonagh’s ‘Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri’ Wins 5 BAFTAs
19 Feb 2018 | Following on from their Golden Globe success Martin McDonagh’s ‘Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri’ picked up five BAFTA Awards at last night’s ceremony in London. 
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IFTA Rising Star Award 2018 Nominees Announced
14 Feb 2018 | Selected by a special jury and sponsored by the Irish Film Board, the Rising Star Award is a unique IFTA Award that it puts an international spotlight on Irish professionals who have not only honed their crafts in the formative years of their career – but have also excelled in their respective fields. 
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Lisa McGee Talks with IFTN about Writing 'Derry Girls' and Its Success So Far
13 Feb 2018 | IFTN’s Nathan Griffin caught up with Irish writer Lisa McGee (‘Indian Summer’, ‘Raw’) about her new hit show ‘Derry Girls’ on Channel 4, following its season finale that aired last week, and the announcement of series two. 
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Universal Announce ROI/UK Release Date for Oscar Nominated 'Lady Bird'
12 Feb 2018 | Universal Pictures Ireland has announced the highly anticipated release of Greta Gerwig’s ‘Lady Bird’. 
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'The Young Offenders' TV Series Enjoys Top Ratings on RTÉ2 Debut
09 Feb 2018 | The much-anticipated ‘The Young Offenders’ debut on RTÉ2 recorded an audience of 277,000 viewers, and was the top programme for 15 to 44 year olds last night – Thursday, February 8th. 
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TV3 Reveals This Seasons Six Celebrities Facing Off In 'The Restaurant'
07 Feb 2018 | Marco Pierre White returns with a brand new food critic, celebrity chef Rachel Allen. The new series of The Restaurant, hosted in Marco Pierre White Courtyard Bar & Grill Donnybrook, will air on Wednesday 21st February on TV3 at 9pm. 
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Spotlight: Actor In A Leading Role Film - IFTA Nominations
07 Feb 2018 | The 2018 IFTA Film & Drama Awards were announced Thursday, January 11th, celebrating the best of Irish film and drama from this year’s productions. In the build up to the awards, which will take place on Thursday, February 15th, IFTN will showcase some of the most interesting categories and productions, as well as bringing attention to some new faces that have made a name for themselves in 2017. 
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Vincent Browne Set For TV3 Return With In-Depth Gerry Adams Documentary
06 Feb 2018 | Vincent Browne will make his return to Irish screens in a new two part documentary looking at the life, career and myth of Gerry Adams. ‘Gerry Adams: War, Peace & Politics’ airs on Wednesday, February 7th and Thursday, February 8th at 9pm on TV3. 
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'Nat West Six Nations' & 'Ireland’s Got Talent' Ratings Mark Successful First Weekend For TV3
05 Feb 2018 | What was billed by TV3 as ‘Super Saturday’ at their Spring launch back in January has held significant weight as Ireland’s momentous win against France proved a catalyst for a hugely successful afternoon in terms of ratings for TV3. 
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Busy Weekend for TV3 with Ireland's Got Talent and 6 Nations Begin
02 Feb 2018 | TV3's 'Super Saturday' starts this weekend; the NatWest 6 Nations kicks off at 1pm on TV3 this Saturday 3rd February followed by Ireland's Got Talent at 7.30pm 
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Ken Wardrop's 'Making The Grade' To Have International Premiere At SXSW Festival
01 Feb 2018 | Element Pictures Distribution has announced that Ken Wardop’s ‘Making The Grade’ has been selected to screen at the prestigious 2018 SXSW Film Festival, March 9-17 in Austin, Texas. 
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Broadcasting Authority of Ireland Releases Its Review of 2017
31 Jan 2018 | The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) today, Wednesday, January 31st released its 2017 infographic, which charts much of its activity over the past year. 
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