#Open journalism No news is bad news

Your contributions will help us continue to deliver the stories that are important to you

Support The Journal
Dublin: 1°C Saturday 26 September 2020


# emmerdale - Wednesday 16 October, 2019

'A kind heart': Former Emmerdale actress Leah Bracknell dies three years after cancer diagnosis

Bracknell’s cancer diagnosis came to light in October 2016.

# emmerdale - Tuesday 25 July, 2017

From The Daily Edge What to watch on TV tonight: Tuesday Tv Picks

What to watch on TV tonight: Tuesday

This is the telly everyone will be talking about tomorrow.

# emmerdale - Tuesday 22 November, 2016

The rovers return: TV3 is getting Emmerdale and Corrie back

Following Virgin Media’s takeover of UTV Ireland, TV3 are set to get the British soaps back.

# emmerdale - Thursday 14 May, 2015

UTV Ireland is set to hit us with a whole lot of news

After admitting the the channel’s first months have been somewhat ‘slow’, station chiefs are shaking up its news and current affairs coverage.

# emmerdale - Thursday 12 February, 2015

Lots of people are watching UTV Ireland's big soaps. But not much else...

But the new station has taken a chunk out of TV3′s audience.

# emmerdale - Friday 2 January, 2015

People were really upset UTV Ireland replaced The Dark Knight with Pat Kenny

The popular Batman movie was shown in UTV last night but a documentary fronted by Pat Kenny was shown on the new Irish channel at the same time instead.

From The Daily Edge Here's how Twitter reacted to the UTV Ireland launch last night Utv Ireland

Here's how Twitter reacted to the UTV Ireland launch last night

You need a bit more than Emmerdale to enchant the Irish public. Who knew?!

# emmerdale - Monday 16 June, 2014

From The Daily Edge Which television soap is the most dangerous to live in? Soapland

Which television soap is the most dangerous to live in?

Thinking of getting engaged to Gail Platt? You’re probably going to die.

# emmerdale - Wednesday 14 May, 2014

UTV Ireland's schedule is starting to take shape...

It includes Midsomer Murders, the Cube and Foyle’s War.

# emmerdale - Saturday 19 April, 2014

From The Daily Edge Every important TV soap theme tune, ranked from worst to best Closer Each Day

Every important TV soap theme tune, ranked from worst to best


# emmerdale - Wednesday 6 November, 2013

'UTV Ireland' promises serious news and current affairs output alongside diet of UK soaps

The media company has announced plans to go head to head with RTÉ and TV3 as it launches a new Dublin-based TV station.

# emmerdale - Sunday 12 February, 2012

Beloved actor David Kelly dies at 82 after short illness

The beloved actor of stage and screen dies after a short illness in hospital. He was 82.

# emmerdale - Tuesday 27 July, 2010

ITV HAS BEEN forced to apologise to viewers after a media watchdog raised complaints about an ‘offensive’ shopping list that included “inappropriate” items was briefly shown on screen.

Last Friday’s episode showed a blackboard in Marlon Dingle’s kitchen with the household shopping list – which included, among items such as apples, rice and eggs, ‘pile cream’ and ‘jam rags’.

The former refers to a treatment ointment for haemorrhoids, while the latter is a slang term for sanitary towels.

Mediawatch, an independent lobby group promoting family values in the media, have criticised the ‘immature’ gag.

Its director Vivienne Pattison said: “Clearly whoever wrote that knew exactly what they were doing, and they certainly didn’t need to. It’s not a particularly helpful phrase to refer to sanitary towels as ‘jam rags’, and it is unnecessary.”

ITV later published a statement saying: “A shopping list featured in the background of a scene on Friday’s episode of Emmerdale which included colloquial terms that some viewers considered inappropriate.

“We are looking into the matter and we apologise to any viewers if they were offended.”

However, Britain’s official media watchdog, Ofcom, said it hadn’t received any complaints about the scene.