About -- Republic of Ireland

About the Republic of Ireland Centre

The Republic of Ireland Centre of The Royal Television Society was established in Dublin in March 1996. Prior to that time, quite a number of television professionals in the Republic regularly attended meetings of the Northern Ireland Branch in Belfast and it was their efforts and the encouragement of colleagues in Belfast which resulted in the Dublin Centre being established.

Since that time, the Centre has attracted members from many media interests in Ireland.

The Committee of the Republic of Ireland Centre is dedicated to providing an interesting annual programme of events and meetings. Such events are designed to cover a wide range of areas - engineering, programming, production. film in television and creative and political issues affecting television in all its aspects.

The Committee is particularly interested to welcome young people - especially students and those already working in the media.  The future of the Society will be in their hands. Free membership is available to students and, indeed, at the other end of the spectrum, reduced rates are available to those now retired from a lifetime in television or associated industries. The ROI Centre organises the RTS Student TV Awards each year in four categories. The award recipients of each category go forward to the finals in the UK. 

If you'd like to learn more about the Republic of Ireland Centre or if you're interested in becoming a member, please communicate in the first instance with one of the following:

The Republic of Ireland Centre Committee

Charles Byrne
Tel: +353 87 251 3092
Email: cb.superann@rte.ie

Vice Chair:
Aidan Maguire

Marie Penston Tel: +353 872436688
Email: pennyyp@hotmail.com

John O'Neill


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