Raidió Teilifís Éireann (RTÉ; Irish for "Radio, Television of Ireland") is Ireland's state broadcaster. Until 1996, when TG4 (the Irish language channel) was established, it broadcast the only two TV channels in the Republic of Ireland. note
RTÉ's major radio channels can also be heard - probably quite deliberately, so as to serve the diaspora - over most of the British mainland. RTÉ television is also broadcast to the six counties of Northern Ireland.
RTÉ Radio 1
- Liveline: Hosted by Joe Duffy. Famous for being a programme for people to ring up and complain about various things that bother them, whether major or minor. It often exposes scams or social injustices. Often parodied with catchphrases such as "It's terrible, Joe", "It's a disgrace, Joe" etc. Also parodied in The Savage Eye as 'John Duffy' (because Joe Duffy allegedly took offence to his real name being used).
- Mooney: Hosted by the eponymous Derek Mooney and Brenda Donohue and successor to a previous weekend-only show, Mooney Goes Wild. It is a chat show and nature show, particularly focusing on birds of various kind. In April 2012, a caller was attacked live on air by a swarm of bees whilst receiving advice from a bee expert guest.
- Breakfast With Hector: A comedy chatshow hosted by Hector Ó hEochagáin.
- Chris and Ciara: A late-night show hosted by Chris Greene and Ciara King.
- Tubridy: Hosted by Ryan Tubridy, of Late Late Show fame (see below).
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RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta
RTÉ One (HD)
- Dragons' Den: The Irish version. The Irish Dragons are Gavin Duffy, Peter Casey, Ramona Nicholas, Sean O'Sullivan and Barry O'Sullivan.
- Dublin Murders
- Fair City: A Soap Opera set in Dublin, running since 1989.
- The Hanging Gale a mini-series coproduced by The BBC about the Potato Famine of 1846.
- Series/The Late Late Show: The world's longest-running chat show and the official flagship television programme of RTÉ. A talk show and variety show that has been running since 1962, it has been presented by Gay Byrne (1962—1999), Pat Kenny (1999—2009) and current presenter Ryan Tubridy (since 2009). Famously gives out prizes to the audience, "There's one for everyone in the audience" being a catchphrase. Not to be confused with the similarly named American CBS show presented by James Corden.
- The Late Late Toy Show: A staple of Irish Christmas television and usually the most watched programme of the year on Irish television. As the name suggests, it is a special Christmas toy-themed edition of the normal show. Traditionally, the presenter wears a (usually tacky) Christmas jumper. Different toys are demonstrated by the kids to the presenter and musical guests play pieces of music. Usually broadcasts in late November/early December.
- Love/Hate (2010-14): A crime drama that became Ireland's most critically acclaimed and popular domestically-produced TV series ever with comparisons to similar shows of the era like The Wire.
- Nationwide: A human interest and cultural events programme, presented by Anne Cassin and Mary Kennedy.
- Oireachtas Report: A nightly programme which (briefly) covers proceedings in the Oireachtas (Irish Parliament). Presented by Conor Hunt.
- Prime Time: A current affairs programme presented by Miriam O'Callaghan.
- Reeling In the Years: A historical documentary series. Each episode looks back at the news and events of a particular year, from 1962 to 2009 using news archive footage, along with subtitles as the means of narration. Music from the particular year is also played over the footage.
- RTÉ News: Six One: The main evening news bulletin. It is 6:01 rather than 6:00 sharp because RTÉ1 still broadcasts a minute of the Angelus bells, although it does not feature as much Catholic religious imagery these days as it used to. The Six One News is mainly presented by Bryan Dobson and Sharon Ní Bheoláin, with Úna O'Hagan, Eileen Whelan or Aengus Mac Grianna as relief presenters.
- Strumpet City: An ambitious Mini Series based on the novel.
- The Voice of Ireland: A reality singing competition show hosted by Kathryn Thomas and judged by Niall 'Bressie' Breslin, Kian Egan and Jamelia.
- Winning Streak: A Game Show in which players play for cash prizes and holidays. Presented by Marty Whelan and Geri Maye.
- The Bill: A police drama set in the UK.
- EastEnders: A soap opera set in London.
- The Fall: A British crime drama series set in Belfast.
- The Young Offenders: A Prequel/Sequel Series to the film of the same name.
RTÉ 2 (HD)
- The Den: A children's programming block, originally aired on RTÉ ONE before moving to RTÉ 2 where it would take up much of the daytime programming from around 6am-to-5.30pm, and weekend mornings until midday for much of its run. Started broadcasting in 1986, The Den would become almost synonymous with its first two presenters, Ray Darcy in the mid-to-late 80s (having first been known as Dempsey's Den until 1990) and Ray Darcy throughout the 90s, along with its ensemble cast of puppets, which included alien siblings Zig and Zag and their dog Zuppy, the wildly unpredictable trickster Dustin the Turkey (who later attempted to represent Ireland in Eurovision, yes that happened, another story...), Socky the Sock Monster and the malevolent Podge and Rodge (see below).
- Masterchef Ireland: A cooking game show judged by Dylan McGrath and Nick Munier.
- Raw: A drama show focusing on the staff at a Dublin restaurant.
- Republic Of Telly: A TV review and magazine programme presented by comedian Kevin McGahern. It also spawned a Spin-Off called Bridget & Eamonn based on a variety of skits from the show set in The '80s.
- The Savage Eye: A sketch comedy/mock-documentary programme by David McSavage.
- A Scare at Bedtime: A horror and urban myths comedy show hosted by puppet brothers Podge and Rodge O'Leprocy.
- The Podge and Rodge Show: A comedic talk show hosted by the two aforementioned puppets and Caroline Morahan.
- Puffin Rock: Children's animated series set on the eponymous Irish island.