RTÉ News and Current Affairs

RTÉ News and Current Affairs

RTÉ News and Current Affairs, or Nuacht agus Cúrsaí Reatha RTÉ in Irish, is a major division of Radio Telefís Éireann responsible for news programming on television, radio and online within the Republic of Ireland. It is, by far, the largest and most popular news source in Ireland - with 77% of the Irish public regarding it as their main source of both Irish and international news. [ [http://www.rte.ie/about/literature/news.pdf RTÉ News and Current Affairs] ] It broadcasts in both the Irish and English languages, as well as Irish Sign Language.


RTÉ News and Current Affairs provides the most comprehensive range of national and international news and current affairs programming in IrelandFact|date=July 2008. The station is also a source of definitive commentary on current affairs. RTÉ News is based at the RTÉ Television Complex in Donnybrook, Dublin, Ireland. However, the station also operates regional centres across Ireland and the world. RTÉ News faces stiff competition from within Ireland and abroad. For local news, TV3 News, BBC Newsline and UTV Live provide competition in the television sector; as does Independent Network News, Newstalk and Today FM in the radio sector. As Ireland is a predominantly English-speaking nation, international news channels (CNBC Europe, CNN International, EuroNews, France 24, Sky News, etc.) and Britain's BBC News and ITN (ITV News, Channel 4 News) compete with RTÉ with regards television news coverage of international events. Despite this competition however, RTÉ News remains the most popular source of news in Ireland.

In September 2003 "RTÉ News" was merged with "RTÉ Current Affairs" to form "RTÉ News and Current Affairs". RTÉ News continues as the brand on regular TV and radio news programming. Also in September 2003, all RTÉ news reports in English on all networks were rebranded to RTÉ News, ending the separate branding of "News 2" and "2FM News".

RTÉ News and Current Affairs produces over 1,000 hours of television programming and 2,000 hours of radio programming a year. [ [http://www.rte.ie/about/literature/news.pdf RTÉ News and Current Affairs] ]


RTÉ News and Current Affairs is responsible for all the news bulletins on RTÉ One, RTÉ Two, TG4, RTÉ Radio 1, RTÉ 2fm, RTÉ lyric fm, RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta, RTÉ Digital Radio News and RTÉ Europe. The division also provides written news updates on RTÉ's teletext service, Aertel, RTÉ Mobile and RTÉ.ie


RTÉ News and Current Affairs television programmes include:"English-language"


*Washington, D.C.

Newsreaders and reporters


Regional Reporters

Former newsreaders


External links

* [http://www.rte.ie/news/ RTÉ News and Current Affairs]
** [http://www.rte.ie/live/ RTÉ Live]
** [http://www.rte.ie/live/?news RTÉ News Now]

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