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TG4 gets creative with focus on diaspora

The Irish-language broadcaster was the sixth most watched station here last year, and now its director general plans to extend its reach outside Ireland

26th January, 2020
TG4 director general Alan Esslemont plans to extend the station‘s reach to the Irish diaspora. Picture: Michael Dillon

Alan Esslemont is well able to pitch on TG4’s behalf. The director general of the state-owned Irish language broadcaster has plans to outline for this year, but first a word on the RTÉ funding crisis.

“The debate on public service broadcasting has been very welcome,” he said.

“However, it has been centred almost solely on RTÉ. My view is that, for public service broadcasting to work efficiently in Ireland, we...

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