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New Kids Series from Meangadh Fibín to Air on RTEjr
20 Oct 2017 | ‘Mr Mender and The Chummyjiggers’, is a new 26 part pre-school puppet series produced by Galway based award winning children’s production company, Meangadh Fíbín for RTÉjr. 
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News ‘Storyland’ Debuts on RTÉ Player
19 Oct 2017 | Commissioned by RTÉ and Northern Ireland Screen, the new series of Storyland is scheduled to be published on RTÉ Player Thursday, 19th October. 
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Monster Entertainment’s ‘The Day Henry Met..’ expands to Italy
17 Oct 2017 | The Day Henry Met continues its global sales success with Italy’ s public national broadcaster, RAI having picked up the hit pre-school show for Free TV in Italian-speaking territories. 
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Phoenix Films New Show ‘The Rehab’ Launches on TV3 – Monday, October 16th
16 Oct 2017 | The new three part documentary series by Phoenix Films is set to air on TV3 at 9pm Monday, October 16th. 
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Irish-Made ‘Make it Out Alive’ Set to Air on Smithsonian Channel
13 Oct 2017 | The series, which was filmed in Ireland and produced by 360 Productions will air on the Smithsonian Channel this weekend- Sunday, October 15th. 
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Exciting new plans for IFTA's 15th Anniversary year of 2018
13 Oct 2017 | Marking the 15th anniversary of IFTA, the Irish Academy has embarked on a very exciting new phase of development for the Irish film and television industry. 
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TG4 to broadcast The Irish Post Awards 2017
12 Oct 2017 | The Irish Post has signed an exclusive deal with Irish language broadcaster TG4 to televise this year’s Irish Post Awards live on television. TG4 will broadcast the red carpet awards ceremony live from London on November 23. 
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TV3’s ‘Blind Date’ Opens with Strong First Week Ratings
11 Oct 2017 | The first episode of the revamped nineties hit show enjoyed an average of 266,000 viewers across the hour long time slot and proved to be the most popular show among under 45’s in Ireland on a Sunday night. 
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Budget 2018 - Department of Culture, Heritage and Gaeltacht
10 Oct 2017 | The Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Heather Humphreys TD, today (Tuesday) announced a funding package of over €300 million in 2018 towards the development of our cultural and creative heritage. 
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FÍS TV Summit – 'Challenges Present Opportunities'
10 Oct 2017 | IFTN caught up with the programmer of the FÍS TV Summit, Mary Deely of the Galway Film Centre, to found out about the Summit, and what attendees can expect during the event, which takes place on Thursday 12th October. 
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RTE Coverage of Budget 2018
09 Oct 2017 | RTÉ will deliver comprehensive coverage of Budget 2018 on Tuesday 10th October with extensive reporting and analysis across television, radio, online and mobile. 
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Release Date Announced for Conor McGregor Documentary ‘Notorious’
06 Oct 2017 | Motive Films have announced a release date for the highly anticipated Conor McGregor Documentary, ‘Notorious.’ Having followed McGregor throughout his meteoric rise to becoming the biggest sports star in the world, releasing TV series ‘Notorious’ back in 2015, Motive films have announced that the Feature Documentary will debut in cinemas worldwide Wednesday, November 1st. 
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Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami - Live With Friends - Event Screening announced for 25th October
06 Oct 2017 | A special screening and unique live event of the music film Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami will take place on Wednesday 25th October in a number of cinemas across Ireland ahead of the film’s release in the Irish Film Institute from Friday 27th October. 
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Pay-TV Operators Stand Firm against RTÉ’s Push to Introduce Retransmission Fee
05 Oct 2017 | Pay-TV Operators have affirmed that they will not carry RTÉ channels should legislation be passed by the Joint Oireachtas Committee that would allow RTÉ charge a ‘retransmission fee’ for their services. 
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Brendan O'Connor's Cutting Edge New Season on RTÉ
04 Oct 2017 | Mind the Gap's new series has TX of Wednesday October 4th at 9.35pm 
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TV3 Round 30 Call Out for BAI Sound and Vision
02 Oct 2017 | Of particular interest and focus for TV3's 2018 programming schedule are new Factual Documentary Strands and new Factual Entertainment Formats, focusing on original, noisy and topical ideas,  as well as unique access opportunities and returnable “brand defining” series. 
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IFTA Hosting TV Comedy Panel Event
02 Oct 2017 | The Irish Academy is hosting an event focusing on scripted comedy for television 
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Sixteen South’s New Preschool Comedy to Launch on RTÉJr
29 Sep 2017 | ‘Wildwoods’ is Sixteen South’s latest live-action puppet comedy series created by the Belfast-based BAFTA Company of the Year. The show is for 4-7 year olds and chronicles the unlikely friendship between a gentle giant Sasquatch and a feisty little Sugarglider will premiere on Monday, October 9th. 
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Brown Bag Film’s ‘Vampirina’ Set for Disney Debut
29 Sep 2017 | ‘Vampirina’ is set to make its debut simultaneously on both the Disney Channel and Disney Junior this Sunday, October 1st. 
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TX Date Confirmed for ‘Blind Date’
29 Sep 2017 | TV3 have announced that the first episode of the revamped show will be aired for the first time on Sunday, October 8th at 9pm. 
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