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,...

Subscribe from just €1 for the first month!

Exclusive offers:

All Digital Access + eReader



Unlimited Access for 1 Month

Then €19.99 a month after the offer period.

Get basic
*New subscribers only
You can cancel any time.



€149 For the 1st Year

Unlimited Access for 1 Year

You can cancel any time.




90 Day Pass

You can cancel any time.

Team Pass

Get a Business Account for you and your team

Related Stories

The way we did business a few months ago may never return – so the opportunity is to make changes that will both aid recovery and set us up well for our new futures

Tom Maguire | 1 month ago

What’s coming up today and what you might have missed

Hannah O’Brien | 5 months ago