The need for an all-Irish television station was debated by Gaeltacht activists at a conference in Connemara in December 1989.

The event was organised by Meitheal Oibre Theilifís na Gaeltachta, who invited anyone interested to discuss a recent Údarás na Gaeltachta report, which estimated the cost of setting up the station at £5 million a year, with annual running costs of £9 million. Over 100 people attended the one-day event, which was held in Áras Uí Chadhain in Carraroe.

Seán Ó Tuairisg reports for Cúrsaí. Speakers at the conference include Bob Collins, RTÉ Controller of Programmes, who says that RTÉ would welcome such a service. 

Braitheann an tseirbhís nua ar an rialtas. Deir Donncha Ó hÉallaithe ó Meitheal Oibre Theilifís na Gaeltachta go bhfuil sé tábhachtach an ceist a phlé agus cuir in iúl don údarás cad a tá ag teastáil ó na Gaeltachtaí. 
A 'Cúrsaí' report from 4 December 1989.

Bob Collins, RTÉ Controller of ProgrammesBob Collins