Thursday June 4, 2020

Killane: 'RTÉ can’t keep everyone happy on 1916’

The state broadcaster is under particular pressure to perform well during the centenary year

8th November, 2015
Glen Killane, head of TV at RTÉ, has a fine line to tread in the coming year. Pic: Andrés Poveda

There are few things that a politician would see as more important than an election, but at the launch of RTÉ’s plan for covering the 1916 centenary last week, the Taoiseach said general elections come and go, but the 100th anniversary of the Easter Rising will only happen once.

The state broadcaster is under particular pressure to perform well. News and current affairs coverage apart, the 1916 programme will run over 25 digital,...

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