Wednesday August 5, 2020

Prodigal son returns to TG4 after exile in Alba

Alan Esslemont was instrumental in TG4 before leaving for Scotland's BBC Alba. Now he's back as the Irish-language station's director general

27th November, 2016
Alan Esslemont, director general, TG4 Picture: Michael Dillion

The expression meet the new boss, same as the old boss, rings somewhat true for TG4, because its new director general knows his way around the place, to say the least.

The Irish language channel’s new director general, Alan Esslemont, was part of the senior management group that set up TnaG (as TG4 used to be called). He played an essential role in the repositioning from TnaG to TG4 in 1999. From then until 2007,...

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