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‘Silent Grace’ to have TV Premiere on be3 Saturday at 21:00
23 Jun 2017 | Directed by the award-winning Maeve Murphy, ‘Silent Grace’ is the untold story of the women prisoners in Armagh Prison during the 1980 Prison Protests and 1st Hunger Strike for political status. 
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BBC Gaeilge Television Call for Entertainment, Documentary Single & Series Submissions
23 Jun 2017 | A commissioning call has been announced by BBC Gaeilge in association with the Irish Language Broadcast Fund, for programmes which have a minimum of 75% Irish language speech content with English subtitles. 
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Creative Europe MEDIA publishes 2017 Drama Directory Guide to European TV Drama Commissioning Editors and Buyers
22 Jun 2017 | The European network has published the guide as a tool for TV producers looking for co-financing or TV sales for drama projects, which it hopes will be particularly helpful to Television Programming support scheme applicants. 
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‘A Different Country’ on the fight for LGBT rights in Ireland to air 21:35 on RTÉ One Wed, June 21st
20 Jun 2017 | Edmund Lynch’s landmark documentary saw him record over 160 interviews with those affected by the movement to decriminalise homosexuality in Ireland. 
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Irish Duo Jedward to take part in MTV International series ‘Single AF’
20 Jun 2017 | The new interactive, cross-platform series will see the twins join an international slate of reality television stars, from ‘Teen Mom’ star Farrah Abraham to ‘Geordie Shore’ regular Marnie Simpson. 
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2nd Series DWTS Commissioned
19 Jun 2017 | Dancing with the Stars commissioned for 2nd series from Shinawil for RTÉ One 
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BBC seeks Drama Projects in Association with NI Screen
19 Jun 2017 | Following recent news of it reinvestment in drama, the BBC is accepting applications for sixty-minute dramas which can be developed as one-off specials or prequels, in association with Northern Ireland Screen. 
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RTÉ One unveils Major Documentary, ‘Portrait of a Gallery’ as part of new Factual Collection
16 Jun 2017 | Exclusive behind-the-scenes footage of the refurbishment of the National Gallery of Ireland which officially reopened on Wednesday, July 14th. 
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Sky & Virgin Media Announce Strategic Partnership allowing Advertisers to Target over 30M Viewers
16 Jun 2017 | The purpose of the deal is to enable businesses to benefit further from advanced TV advertising across both Virgin TV and Sky platforms, as advertisers will be able to target a potential audience with a scale of leading social networks. 
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Gerard Barrett’s ‘Honey’ sells to FX and Fox
16 Jun 2017 | The ‘Pilgrim Hill’, ‘Smalltown’ and ‘Brain on Fire’ writer/director has sold the one-hour drama, which is currently in development. 
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Commissioning Call: Ulster-Scots Groundbreakers Documentary Scheme
16 Jun 2017 | BBC Northern Ireland has announced a call-out for documentary projects for its 2018 slate, with a deadline for submissions of August 8th 2017. 
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TV Licence Fee may be Abolished in UK & NI
15 Jun 2017 | The Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) has described the fee as regressive in its election manifesto which was published in May. 
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Jason O’Mara to star in Amazon Drama ‘The Man In the High Castle’
15 Jun 2017 | The acclaimed Irish actor who recently received the IFTA for Best Supporting Role in Film for ‘The Siege of Jadotville’ (Richie Smyth) is set to star as a series regular in the third season. 
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Call for Audience Members: Blind Date hosted by Al Porter
14 Jun 2017 | Blind Date is coming to TV3 this autumn, with Ireland's top funnyman Al Porter stepping into the role of mischievous matchmaker and we are looking for audience members to be a part of the new show. 
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‘Fair City’ set to be Knocked and Rebuilt on New Site following Land Sale
14 Jun 2017 | The Irish soap has been airing since September 1989 with exterior scenes initially shot in Drumcondra. The move was made to the RTÉ Montrose site in 1991, on land which was sold by the broadcaster to Cairn Homes for €107M. 
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TG4 Announces Schedule from the 2017 Oireachtas na Samhna Festival
14 Jun 2017 | The 2017 Oireachtas na Samhna festival will take place in Killarney, Co. Kerry, from November 1st-5th, with additions to the regular TG4 live broadcast schedule. 
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Commissioning Call: Entertainment Series for RTÉjr
12 Jun 2017 | The national broadcaster is seeking submissions to supplement the growing number of strands made especially for children under seven years of age. 
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'Future Broadcast' Forum in Dublin
09 Jun 2017 | The Joint Committee on Communications, Climate Action and Environment is hosting  Future Broadcast - a Forum on the Future Funding of Public Service Broadcasting. 
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Irish comedian David O’Doherty is recording pilot for Sky called ‘Stuck’
08 Jun 2017 | Irish comedian David O’Doherty is recording a non-broadcast pilot for Sky called ‘Stuck’, “a big, daft audience sitcom set on board a ship which is stuck in the ice at the Antarctic.” 
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TV3 Group Records Highest Ever Monthly Audience Share
07 Jun 2017 | TV3 have issued figures for May 2017, released by TAM / Nielsen, showing that the TV3 Group has recorded a 17.9% share of viewing, the highest ever monthly share in the Group’s history. 
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