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Friday 24 March 2023 Dublin: 8°C


Last year
# Belfast
Funeral of former UTV reporter and mother-of-two Aideen Kennedy held today
Aideen Kennedy died only hours after revealing on social media that she was receiving palliative care.
All time
# Havelock House
Photos: UTV's Northern Ireland headquarters on sale for €4 million
Havelock House was used by television crews around the world to process and edit film footage of the Troubles.
# Takeover
'We were effectively sold a pup': UTV Ireland staff on their 2 years of 'pointless efforts'
Looking back over the past 24 months, former staff say they are proud of what they achieved at the channel.
# changing channels
UTV Ireland and TV3 will soon be part of one big company. What will that mean for viewers?
More soaps? Changes to news? More Pat Kenny?
# changing channel
UTV is selling its entire TV operation to ITV for £100 million
UTV will keep control of its UK and Ireland radio stations.
# you tv
Nine months in, UTV Ireland launches 'new look' to connect with their audience
The new on-screen branding shows people such as farmers, tattoo artists and designers with the newly evolved strapline “YOU TV”.
# win some lose some
UTV Ireland has dragged its owner's whole TV business into the red
But at Ireland’s biggest publisher, things are starting to look up.
# airwaves
Just eight months after it was launched, is UTV Ireland about to be sold?
Something’s brewing, but the company isn’t giving much away.
# On the telly
What on Earth is going on at UTV Ireland? We had 12 questions for the station's chief
Viewers are “confused” about the new channel, Michael Wilson says.
# fianna fáil family
'It's unfair to blame Brian, he's not here to defend himself' - Mary O'Rourke
The former minister has said Brian Cowen’s evidence at the banking inquiry will be “very illuminating”.
# not tuned in
Things are not quite going to plan inside UTV Ireland
It is expecting to lose twice as much money as predicted this year.
# Telly watch
6 things we know about Pat Kenny's new UTV Ireland show
It’s “going well so far”, anyway.
# frost bit
This Derry teen's excellent response to the cold snap (and amazing accent) is going viral
Hoy noy broyn coy.
# Your Say
Poll: Have you been tuning into UTV Ireland?
Have you caught up with Pat since his return to Irish TV? Are you getting your nightly news fix from Alison and Chris?
# new kid in town
UTV Ireland's first news bulletin aired this evening - how was it?
The reaction has been largely quite good.
# where's julian
6 essential answers about Foyle's War, sport and other UTV Ireland concerns
What’s the story with Broadchurch?
# bye bye julian
No, you can't watch the original UTV on Irish telly any more
But there IS a workaround if you have Sky.
# 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?!
# it's here
It's here - UTV Ireland will go live this evening
Programming will start at 7.25pm this evening – with a short introduction to Emmerdale.
# hi again pat
See you real soon: Enda promises ministers will appear on UTV Ireland
Have you been missing the sight of Cabinet members clashing with Pat Kenny on national TV? … Right, just us then…
# Tune in
UTV Ireland 'for the Republic', and won't be available up North
However, some might be able to access it through Saorview.
# Game on
Soon you can watch Ireland's newest TV station anywhere, despite its rival's best efforts
TV3 apparently tried to block UTV from getting on Ireland’s free-to-air network.
# kenny costs
All those big names and new shows means UTV Ireland could lose millions next year
The company has hired staff, commissioned programs and built its studio ready for its launch in 2 months.
# welcome to the jungle
Model Nadia Forde to become 'first Irishwoman' on I'm A Celebrity
She’s bringing an ‘array of little bikinis’ lads. Hold on to your hats.
# Mick McCaffrey
Sunday World journalist heads to UTV Ireland as news editor
Mick McCaffrey previously worked with the Evening Herald and Sunday Tribune.
# Communicorp
UTV jobs in the balance as Newstalk takes over radio news service
Up to eight staff based at the media company’s radio news hub say they’ve been given no indication what will happen to their roles.
# On the box
Newstalk's Chris Donoghue will anchor UTV Ireland's news programmes
The broadcaster will also continue presenting Newstalk’s Breakfast show.
# Tragedy
'I could never hate him': Helen O'Driscoll forgives eldest son who killed his twin brothers
Jonathan O’Driscoll killed his younger twin brothers before taking his own life last month.
# News Fix
Here’s What Happened Today: Thursday
Everyone’s talking about the Oscar Pistorius verdict, staff at University Hospital Galway being disciplined and Leo Varadkar responding to criticism from the Taoiseach.
# jumped the fence
Yoink! UTV Ireland have poached editor of RTÉ's Six One
Marcus Lehnen will join the new station as head of news.
# utv ireland
Housewife comments by UTV Ireland boss were "taken out of context"
Mary Curtis says the comments were made in jest.
# pat's plans
UTV boss expects to move into profit by end of 2015... (no pressure then, Pat)
UTV Ireland is due to go on air on 1 January. The group expects to move into profit in the second half of the year.
# back on telly
Pat Kenny announces he'll be joining UTV Ireland
The anchor left his RTÉ commitments last year.
# tallashornia
UTV Ireland: No, we're NOT combining Tallafornia and Geordie Shore for a super-reality-show
Where will Ireland's new TV station be located?
UTV Ireland signed the contract today.
# On the box
UTV Ireland's schedule is starting to take shape...
It includes Midsomer Murders, the Cube and Foyle’s War.
# Defection
Five top execs ditch TV3 for new UTV Ireland
UTV Ireland, which is set to start broadcasting in early 2015, said recruitment is going exceptionally well.
# Going nowhere
TV3 says it is not laying off all of its staff
It will, however, hope to move on less than ten staff.