On 20 March 1967 RTÉ News reports on the inauguration of the new 'dial-a-weather forecast' service.
Minister for Post & Telegraph (P & T) and future President of Ireland, Erskine Childers, is pictured testing the new service with Mary Tiernon at the desk in the telephone exchange. At the launch of the service, Childers describes the new service and states that it is "...working very well. Cloudy and dry with a slight drizzle. And I would like to congratulate the Department of Post & Telegraph. The girl has a most charming voice, which is of great importance."
The new service enables anyone to dial a number and get immediately an accurate forecast for the next 6 hours.
This report was broadcast on 20 March 1967. The clip is partly mute.