Documentary

Life After The Rising

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Life After The Rising is a social history, exploring ordinary lives in extraordinary times. The vast majority of Irish citizens one hundred years ago were not preoccupied with the struggle for independence. They were not heroes dying for Ireland – simply citizens living in Ireland.

Jayo

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JAYO is a portrait of the life and career of GAA star Jason Sherlock. From experiencing racial abuse on the playing fields of his youth and starring for the Dubs in 1995 to travelling to South Africa to find out about his father’s life and murder, this journey of self-discovery blends seamlessly with evocative archive […]

Players of the Faithful

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Players of the Faithful is the story of the 1982 Offaly team that famously ended Kerry’s bid to become the first county to win five All Ireland football titles in a row.

That day, Mick O’Dwyer’s great Kerry team ran out of the Croker tunnel with immortality within their grasp. All the while, the men from […]

The Man Who Wanted To Fly

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‘The Man Who Wanted To Fly’ is a feature documentary which tells the irresistible story of 80-something bachelor farmer Bobby Coote. He left school at 13 and says his reading and writing isn’t great. Bobby fixes clocks and spends a lot of time in his back shed making violins from old furniture.

But he’s never lost […]

Micko

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For a small country, Ireland has been blessed with some of the world’s best sports people and some of the world’s best sports stories.
But there are few greater than Mick O’Dwyer – a national treasure and the most successful manager in the history of Gaelic Football. Harvesting previously untold tales, this natural storyteller brings the viewer on a […]

All Ireland Day: The Hurling Final

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The All Ireland hurling final is a sporting occasion unlike any other. It takes narratives of Irish history, folklore and culture and plays them out in Croke Park in front of the world. It’s a day when the people of Ireland come together regardless of county colours, where the shared occasion becomes as important as […]

Blues Sisters

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From 2014-2016 – for three years in a row – the All Ireland Ladies Football final was contested between Dublin and Cork. And for three years in a row, Dublin were pipped at the post. The Dublin team had become the heartbreaking ‘nearly story’ of Ladies GAA.

Then – at the beginning of 2017 – a […]

The Naked Election

With a colourful cast of characters contesting the 2011 Presidential Election the Race to the Áras was always likely to be a blockbuster. But few could have predicted the fascinating twists and turns that would unfold as the plot revealed itself.
The Naked Presidential Election revisits the highlights and lowlights that decorated the month long campaign.
From […]

Giles

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John Giles wants to tell his life story, in his own words. Sticking with the habit of a lifetime,  he’s going to say it as he sees it.

This is the tale of a young Dublin boy raised in the inner city markets area, a gifted  teenager who signed for the Busby Babes two years before the […]

The Scholarship

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In the heart of Dublin’s north inner city, Belvedere College is one of Ireland’s highly respected educational establishments. A fee-paying private school, it boasts some of Ireland’s most famous names among its ranks of former students – from James Joyce to Tony O’ Reilly to Garret FitzGerald – as well as hundreds of other high […]

Inside Trinity

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Trinity College Dublin is the most historic and prestigious institution in Irish education. Loosehorse Television and RTÉ come together to produce an unprecedented landmark 4-part series set within its storied walls.

A vibrant and breathing portrait of university life – capturing the depth and breadth of human and educational experiences that happen within Trinity’s campus, extending […]

Polaitíocht: Power On The Box

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What impact has television had on Irish democracy? 55 years after the establishment of Teilifís Eireann and in the wake of historic elections on both sides of the Atlantic, it is timely to assess if television has purified or perverted the way in which our politicians perform their public duties.

In the chamber, on the campaign […]

Emigration Nation

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From the dead heat of East Africa to the tropics of the Caribbean, from the foothills of Colorado’s Rocky Mountains to New Zealand’s scenic coastline – Emigration Nation follows the Irish diaspora to all corners of the globe, and celebrates their successes abroad.

In this six-part series aired on UTV, we showcase the stories of some […]

Joe Brolly – A Perfect Match

A year ago, Ireland’s most controversial sports pundit, Joe Brolly, donated a kidney to a man he hardly knew.
It was an astonishing act of kindness.
Shane Finnegan – a Belfast based PR executive and father of three – was seriously ill with renal failure.
Both men hoped that the transplant would be the end of a long […]

A Parting Gift

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Every year in Ireland, about 120 people donate their bodies to medical science and education. Unlike organ donation, the person decides to gift their entire corpse to one of Ireland’s six medical schools; becoming ‘silent teachers’ after death.
In the Anatomy Department at Trinity College Dublin, the Body Donation programme is overseen by Joint Chief Technical […]