Raidió Teilifís Éireann

Irish public service broadcaster
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Raidió Teilifís Éireann, known as RTÉ, is an Irish public service broadcaster. It both produces and broadcasts programmes on television, radio and online. The radio service began on 1 January 1926, while regular television broadcasts began on 31 December 1961, making it one of the oldest continuously operating public service broadcasters in the world. It is headquartered in Donnybrook in Dublin, with offices across different parts of Ireland.

Raidió Teilifís Éireann (RTÉ)
IndustryRadio, Television and Internet
FoundedJune 1, 1960
Area served
Republic of Ireland,
Northern Ireland,
Rest of the world (via internet, satellite, digital and analogue services)
Number of employees
1,856 (2013) Edit this on Wikidata



In the Republic of Ireland, RTÉ One and RTÉ2 are RTÉ's flagship channels.

RTÉ's programme The Late Late Show, is the longest running chat show in the world.[1]

RTÉ Radio has four stations. There are also many digital stations.[2]

  • RTÉ Radio 1
  • RTÉ 2fm
  • RTÉ lyric fm
  • RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta

RTÉ has many other services.

RTÉ Performing Groups


The RTÉ Performing Groups are five classical musical groups.[3] They include:

  • RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra - the bigger orchestra out if the two.
  • RTÉ Concert Orchestra - lighter music than the NSO
  • RTÉ Philharmonic Choir - an adult choir with 140 members
  • RTÉ Cór na nÓg - a children's choir
  • RTÉ Vanbrugh Quartet - a string quartet



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