New boy band, I.O.U. meet and greet with children at Sligo hospital.
- Title Before Westlife They Were IOU
- 1st Broadcast 19/12/1997
- ContributorEileen Magnier (Report)
- Clip Duration 00:00:56
- Material Type Video
- Series title Nationwide
- Clip title Westlife as IOU
- Extended description
Children at Sligo hospital get a visit from new boy band, I.O.U. who later went on to become Westlife. The band appear here as I.O.U. with members Shane Filan, Kian Egan and Mark Feehily. This was before Nicky Byrne and Brian McFadden joined the band that would become Westlife.
Westlife went on to record ten albums selling millions of records with sold out tours around the world. After 14 years together the band split in 2012 and had their final concert on 23 June 2012 at Croke Park Stadium in Dublin, Ireland.
This episode of 'Nationwide' was broadcast on 19 December, 1997.
'Nationwide' is an early evening magazine programme that brings Irish viewers an eclectic round-up of news, views and events from around the country.
- Local keywords Westlife, IOU, Fame, Eileen Magnier, Sligo, Shane Filan, Kian Egan, Mark Feehily, Brian McFadden, Nicky Byrne
- Geographical coverage Ireland
- Topic Arts and Culture
- Publisher Broadcaster RTÉ
- First broadcast channel RTÉ One
- Production year 1997
- Country of production Ireland
- Original identifier HX30/5728
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- Item type part/extract
- Item colour Colour
- Item sound Mono
- Aspect ratio 4:3
- Language used English (eng)
- Original language English (eng)
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