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We are super-excited here at IRISH TV with just hours to go to our LIVE show tonight – the DREAM FOR LIAM preview of the ALL-IRELAND 2016 HURLING FINAL!


  • and more to come!!!
The choir pictured before performing onstage during the Kilkenny Dream for Liam All Ireland Special. Photo: Pat Moore.

Glamour and smiles at the 2015  Kilkenny Dream for Liam All Ireland Special. Photo: Pat Moore.

As Tipperary and Kilkenny prepare for the clash in Croke Park on Sunday next September 4th – audience tickets for tonight’s show are in huge demand from fans and supporters.

Starting at 8pm the two-hour LIVE broadcast from The Horse and Jockey Hotel in Thurles, Co Tipperary will be presented by sports reporter favourite Brendan Hennessy (pictured here alongside Kilkenny hurling legend Eddie Keher):

Irish TV presenter Brendan Hennessey and Kilkenny Hurling Legend Eddie Keher


– in tandem with our very own  Tipperary Rose and IRISH TV presenter, Fiona O’Sullivan. (Congratulations Fiona on your tremendous performance in the recent Rose of Tralee event).

Fiona O Sullivan Tipperary


Promising an evening of fun, entertainment and discussion with expert analysis from top GAA pundits and lively interviews with members of both camps, the line-up includes some of the greatest hurling legends of all time from both counties with former Tipperary GAA legend John Leahy and 8-time All-Ireland winner & SKY TV hurling analyst JJ Delaney due to kick off proceedings.

Other big names dropping in to join Brendan on the couch will be Tipp’s James Woodlock who retired from the Tipperary team this year as well as former Tipp stars Micheal Cleary and John Hayes.

Former Kilkenny goalie and two- time All-Ireland winner Michael Walsh will also feature as will father of present Kilkenny player John Power who came off the bench in the semi-finals vs Waterford. (John Power senior won 4 All-Irelands with Kilkenny).

Father and son Richie Power snr and junior from Kilkenny will also join the discussions – Richie Power junior retired this year from the Kilkenny team.

During the live show the Liam McCarthy Cup will be on display courtesy of Kilkenny Team co-ordinator Denis Rackard while among the guests will be Kilkenny Rose of Tralee, Sarah Kearns.

Capturing  all the excitement and atmosphere in the build up to the big match the ‘Dream for Liam’ LIVE TV show will look at the close links and fierce rivalry between Tipperary and Kilkenny ahead of one of the most eagerly awaited All-Ireland hurling finals in years and pundits look at the key battles in the big match and the strengths and weaknesses of both panels.

Expect plenty more well-known names and faces on the night which will also include music from some brilliant acts  including The Two Johnies’ , Tipp band ‘Kayla’ , the All-Ireland champion traditional musicians group from the 2016 Ennis Fleadh Cheoil and Pete Fagan from Kilkenny.

In the meantime, enjoy some snapshots from the 2015 Dream for Liam held in Kilkenny – up the hurlers!

Colin Ahern, Shane Ahern and Bernard Kavanagh at the Kilkenny Dream for Liam All Ireland Special. Photo: Pat Moore.

Colin Ahern, Shane Ahern and Bernard Kavanagh at the Kilkenny Dream for Liam All Ireland Special. Photo: Pat Moore.

Laura (19) and Aoife Moore (15) at the Kilkenny Dream for Liam All Ireland Special. Photo: Pat Moore.

Laura (19) and Aoife Moore (15) at the Kilkenny Dream for Liam All Ireland Special. Photo: Pat Moore.


Oisin (12) and Declan Conway during the Kilkenny Dream for Liam All Ireland Special. Photo: Pat Moore.

Oisin (12) and Declan Conway during the Kilkenny Dream for Liam All Ireland Special. Photo: Pat Moore.

Paul Tomkins, Pat Murphy and PJ Tomkins at the Kilkenny Dream for Liam All Ireland Special. Photo: Pat Moore.

Paul Tomkins, Pat Murphy and PJ Tomkins at the Kilkenny Dream for Liam All Ireland Special. Photo: Pat Moore.

Marian and Celine eardly at the Kilkenny Dream for Liam All Ireland Special. Photo: Pat Moore.

Marian and Celine eardly at the Kilkenny Dream for Liam All Ireland Special. Photo: Pat Moore.


Gerry Carney from the hit show “Paddy” will appear as a special guest in the Gráinne Mhaol Show taking place in Ballina, Co Mayo, next Monday August 29th. The Irish song and dance musical around the life of Ireland’s Pirate Queen Gráinne Mhaol will be staged at the Ballina Arts Centre at 8pm.

MILESTONE Singer/songwriter Gerry Carney is celebrating 27 years in show business.

Singer/songwriter Gerry Carney


Gerry Carney is one of Ireland’s most prolific song writers and his iconic song, ‘Paddy’ is an anthem for the Irish diaspora all over the world. “Paddy” the show, written by Tommy Marren, is based on the song ‘Paddy’ and tours Ireland in September and England in November.


All-Ireland Hurling Final preview on IRISH TV

Irish TV looking after the Grassroots in Croke Park (Medium)Irish TV is to broadcast a special two hour LIVE TV show from the Horse and Jockey Hotel in Thurles, Co Tipperary on Thursday September 1st from 8pm to 10pm in advance of the Kilkenny/Tipperary All-Ireland hurling final on Sunday August 4th.

Audience tickets are now available and will be allocated on a first-come-first-serve basis.

The show promises an evening of fun, entertainment and discussion with expert analysis from top GAA pundits and lively interviews with members of both camps.

Full details of the line-up of guest will be announced shortly.

To book your tickets for the event please contact IRISH TV on 098 56582 or email



Despite the fact that the Irish cricket team were put through their paces by a formidable Pakistan team during the game at Malahide Cricket Club in Dublin yesterday (Thursday August 18th), and also that the game was initially delayed by an hour or two due to the lovely soft Irish rain, it was still good to televise the event LIVE for all the world to see and at the same time showcase Ireland and the growth of the sport here.
IRISH TV is very grateful to all viewers and cricket supporters who welcomed the LIVE televising of play which continued throughout most of yesterday.

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The coverage of Ireland v Pakistan continues on IRISH TV tomorrow (Saturday August 20th) commencing at 10.35am to match finish as the teams play the second game of the series.



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Perhaps Ireland will recoup some of their losses buoyed up by the warm reception for the televised coverage of this growing sport in Ireland. Be sure to tune in.



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Meanwhile, congratulations to Pakistan on their winning performance and we hope to see the team back in Ireland for some future fixtures at a later stage.

IRISH TV – view on Sky 191; Freesat 400; eVision; Free to Air and

Result KPC Group ODI series
Thursday August 18th
1st ODI – Ireland defeated by Pakistan by 255 runs.


Here at IRISH TV as we go through a very exciting period of expansion preparing for our launch on Saorview to bring us on to every TV screen in Ireland at the flick of a button (we will shortly be No.7 on the remote control) in tandem with our partnerships with TATA global communications for direct transmission to the USA; Verizon into Canada and Virgin across the UK – every bit of press coverage we earn through this busy time is extremely valuable.

A recent review of one of our important broadcasts – LIVE coverage of the Mary from Dungloe festival in Donegal which took place on Sunday 31st July – by one of the most feared critics and top writers in Ireland (flattery intended) – Liam Fay of the Sunday Times – was one such valuable – and much appreciated report.

OMG ! Its me. A shocked and emotional Eva Ní Dhoibblinn as she is named the 2016 Mar from Dungloe late on Sunday night.(Matt Britton)

OMG ! Its me. A shocked and emotional Eva Ní Dhoibblinn as she is named the 2016 Mar from Dungloe late on Sunday night.(Matt Britton)

To view the entire report you would either have to have purchased the Sunday Times edition of August 7 last or signed up as a subscriber to the Sunday Times website (recommended). However I can provide a taster of select paragraphs of the review – in which – much to our relief it must be noted – said talented scribe provided very fair, balanced and indeed favourable on the whole criticism of our live TV coverage of the event.

Fans of Mary from Dungloe – and there are many – not least the immediate family and friend circles of the dozen or so talented ‘Marys’ who qualify in the competition each year –  place great stock in this important social and tourist event which brings tens of thousands to Donegal every Summer and many times more the equivalent in euros to the region.

At any rate, a belated thank-you to Liam Fay for taking the time and trouble to watch, consider and report on his findings in regard to IRISH TV’s LIVE 2016 Mary From Dungloe festival. We welcome all positive and not-so-positive feedback and wish to assure our loyal followers that going forward our goal is to grow, improve and finesse our offering for viewers throughout the world to enjoy.

Meanwhile, congratulations to Malachi Cush for his professional and pleasant hosting of the Mary From Dungloe – points also picked up on in the review (watch out for Malachi’s new weekend chat show Malachi Live – also soon to launch on IRISH TV); and of course, to the exceptionally talented 2016 winner Éva ni Dhoibhlinn – a singer with the band Crannóg – whose rendition of A Bhríd Óg Ní Mhaille represents Irish song and culture at its best. A must-see.

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Sunday’s pageant was hosted with understated efficiency by Malachi Cush, a traditional musician and old-school patrician. Not surprisingly, given the status it’s afforded by RTE, hosting the Rose of Tralee is regarded as a prestige gig. With prestige comes showboating. Daíthí Ó Sé, the incumbent Rose presenter, was born for the job — but even he can be overeager to impress us with the larky mischievousness of his inner imp. Cush, by contrast, played a dead straight bat. Content to serve as a facilitator, he made no attempt to upstage the contestants.

The most conspicuous difference between the Tralee and Dungloe stage presentations is the nomenclature applied to the girls. A Rose by any name would simper as sweetly, but every participant in the Dungloe contest becomes an honorary Mary. So, this year’s finalists included a New York Mary, a London Mary, a Donegal Mary and so on. Eva Ni Dhoibhlinn, the outright winner, was the Gaeltacht Mary. Four Marys is a comic strip; a dozen is a recipe for chaos. Cush is clearly a guy who appreciates the totemic power of a name — he is, after all, an emcee whose initials are MC — and he dutifully addressed each competitor using alternate references to her given name and her allotted Mary-ism. The deadpan seriousness with which he delivered some of his lines was worthy of Alan Partridge. “What a Mary!” Cush gushed at one girl.

Mary from Dungloe was a professional show that never quite descended into slickness. Its earthy simplicity acted as a welcome brake on the pretentious posturing that almost invariably afflicts catwalk galas of any kind. Carmen Brannan, aka Glasgow Mary, sashayed onstage in high spirits and a sequined gown of intensive twinkliness. As custom demands, Cush asked her to talk us through the dress. “I got it back in Glasgow, in one of the shops,” she declared with commendable unfussiness.


And so it begins….

We welcome all our viewers today to IRISH TV for our LIVE coverage of the Ireland v Pakistan match – coming to you from Malahide Cricket Club.

To cricket lovers across Ireland, the UK and of course Pakistan – we hope you enjoy the coverage and that – no matter what the weather – it all works out just as you wish!


First bat is currently delayed due to rain but will commence shortly – this is not dampening the atmosphere for the thousands of fans who have already arrived at Malahide Cricket Club.


Coverage will continue on IRISH TV from 10.35am today Thursday August 18 right through to finish and also on Saturday August 20 from 10.35am to finish.




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The clock is ticking as IRISH TV prepares for its LIVE coverage of the Ireland v Pakistan cricket match taking place at Malahide Cricket Club in Dublin on Thursday August 18th and Saturday August 20th.

The news has been making waves across Ireland, Pakistan and the UK, where fans have welcomed the fact that the IRISH TV broadcast will be free to viewers.CRICKET

Head of Production with Irish TV Mairtin O’Reilly stated:

“IRISH TV is excited to partner with Cricket Ireland and broadcast these games with Pakistan as part of the KPC Group ODI Series. Cricket Ireland is doing excellent work to promote the game nationally and we’re delighted to be able to make the games available to the growing number of cricket fans across the country.”

Cricket Ireland CEO Warren Deutrom added: “This is a very significant step for Cricket Ireland as we have a growing number of supporters across Ireland who are interested in watching the Boys in Green on national TV. We are very much looking forward to working with IRISH TV and underscoring cricket’s own credentials as a mainstream Irish sport.

“We are also delighted with the breadth of distribution of these matches into global territories including the Indian Sub-Continent and Asia, Australia, Africa, US, Canada and the Caribbean. This growing footprint only reinforces the fact that there is genuine interest in Irish cricket in the broadcast market and that we are playing a growing role in the sport’s economy.”


Ireland v Pakistan takes place at Malahide Cricket Club on Thursday 18th and Saturday 20th. Both matches are scheduled for 10.45am and LIVE coverage on IRISH TV commences at 10.35am both days.

Tickets and details from or TicketMaster outlets nationwide.

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IRISH TV confirms Live coverage of Ireland v Pakistan cricket match


IRISH TV is to provide LIVE coverage of the Ireland v Pakistan Cricket match taking place in Dublin at Malahide Cricket Club on Thursday August 18th and Saturday August 20th, it has just been confirmed. Coverage of the matches scheduled for 10.45am will commence on IRISH TV at 10.35am and continue throughout both days.


Both Sri Lanka and Pakistan announced last year that they would travel to Ireland to play the KPC Group ODI Series against Ireland, news that was very much welcomed by Ireland captain William Porterfield.


He told Cricket Ireland “This is fantastic news and exactly the type of fixtures we’ve been crying out for. We want to be playing regularly against top sides and these fixtures are a very welcome first step. The players relish these opportunities to take on the top sides but we will only continue to improve if they become a regular feature”, he said.


According to Cricket Ireland on their last visit to Ireland in May 2013, a Paul Stirling century and an unbeaten 84 from Kevin O’Brien saw Ireland claim a dramatic tie in the first game. Ireland looked on course to win the second game after Ed Joyce scored 116 not out as they posted 229, but Pakistan recovered from 133 for 7 to win by two wickets.


Ireland v Pakistan takes place at Malahide on Thursday 18th and Saturday 20th

Tickets and details from or TicketMaster outlets nationwide.






Here at IRISH TV we are very proud of our hard-working staff and teams around the country. Every so often in bringing the news our presenters also become part of the news and at the moment there are several stories of interest concerning a number of these talented individuals.

Today one of the stories we bring you is in relation to our Dublin presenter and producer, Rebecca Horan, who has recently been nominated for a national media award.

We are therefore delighted at IRISH TV to extend our congratulations to Rebecca who is one of the Best TV Presenter nominees in the Stellar Magazine Shine Awards, which honour positive female role models aged 18-35 in Irish society.

Rebecca has built up a winning reputation over the years for her work as a television presenter and radio journalist with Newstalk and is a regular panelist and contributor to RTE Today and TV3’s Ireland AM. Rebecca reviews and discusses news items each week – where her strap-line, Rebecca Horan IRISH TV is there for all to see (see above Rebecca on Ireland AM this morning).

We wish Rebecca the best of luck at the Stellar Shine Awards night due to take place in November. She is joined in her category by some big names in the industry, including Rachel Wyse, Laura Whitmore and Angela Scanlon.

Meanwhile tune in to Dublin County Matters every Saturday at 7pm on IRISH TV.



Are you a wizard on the web?

Can you manage the big picture?

Are you expert in all things technical relating to digital media, television and on-line platforms?

IRISH TV is looking for you!

If you are the right fit and you want to work in an exciting on-the-move global television venture please check out the link/ job details below and get in touch.

Irish TV requires a Webmaster 

Irish TV is Ireland’s first and only international television channel launched in 2014 offering local content to a global audience. Catering primarily to Irish people and those of Irish descent, as well as the culturally curious interested in all things Irish, the 24/7 channel is a go-to resource for the Irish diaspora which amounts to hundreds of millions of people the world over.

Throughout Ireland the channel’s flagship ‘County Matters’ series comprises weekly half hour shows of news and views from each of the 32 counties. Stories around the Irish communities in the UK are also broadcast weekly that include ‘Out and About in the UK/Manchester’ and ‘Midlands Life’.

The channel is currently undergoing considerable expansion as it launches its new season line-up to include a Saturday night chat show and increased news and current affairs coverage.

Irish TV is currently looking for a Web Master to join our team.

Job Title: Web Master
Location: Irish TV, Westport
Reporting to: Chief Technical Officer
Hours of work: Full time, (Monday – Friday)
Salary: DOE

Main Purpose:

Responsible for the support and development of the Irish TV website, e-commerce site and blogs.  A system specialist in the field of web application, tools, processes and services.

Principle Responsibilities:

  • Work collaboratively with Irish TV’s 3rd party service providers to design, develop and implement a website site architecture and navigation including redesigns and upgrades as required by the business
  • Collaborate with creative staff regarding design, layout and issues to facilitate web publishing
  • Ensure all Irish TV sites are optimised and are cross-platform and cross-browser compatible
  • Collate web analytics and liaise with marketing teams
  • Administer web advertising solutions including Google adsense
  • Advise internal groups on all issues relating to all Irish TV websites
  • Work collaboratively with the CTO and the technology in support of the Irish TV platform
  • Oversee the implementation of payment services and subscriber management, eg STRIPE
  • Escalation to 3rd party service providers and management as necessary
  • Ensure incidents affecting systems and services are communicated to the operations team and senior management
  • Working with the IT support manager and CTO to determine IT infrastructure requirements
  • Help define metadata principles for all Irish TV websites
  • Ensuring all web-systems and services adhere to the design and standards set by Irish TV
  • Assist with project delivery activity to deliver against to agreed milestones and quality criteria
  • Keep system and operational process documentation up to date as services are updated
  • Research and employ external service providers as required for SEO and similar services.
  • Working within and working to develop Irish TV’s standards and practices

Technical skills required:

  • Detailed knowledge of:
    • PHP
    • JAVA
    • JSON
    • Rest API integration
  • Knowledge of SQL database structure

Personal skills required for role:

  • Able to prioritise own workload
  • Team player
  • Posses good verbal and written communication skills
  • Honest and accountable with a strong sense of ownership


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