Raidió Teilifís Éireann (RTÉ) is Ireland's public service broadcaster.
The radio service began on 1 January 1926, while television broadcasts began on 31 December 1961, making it one of the oldest continuously operating public service broadcasters in the world.
Here we offer moments both significant and minor from RTÉ's past.
The much loved and fondly remembered children's drama 'Wanderly Wagon' was first broadcast on 30 September 1967.
Here is an extract from the 1971 Christmas edition Godmother is having trouble with the mice.
An extract from a debate on 'The Late Late Show' on the issues raised in the book 'Sit Down and Be Counted' written by the former RTÉ producers Lelia Doolin, Jack Dowling and Bob Quinn.
A look at the development of the sometimes complex realtionship between television and politics.
Rodney Rice ends his forty year broadcasting career with a final instalment of 'Saturday View'.
The 'Gay Byrne Hour' began on radio on 2 February 1973. Here Gay Byrne introduces a programme from 1977.
The news programme 'Morning Ireland' began on 5 November 1984. Listen here to an extract from a programme from February 1985 when David Hanly interviewed Des O'Malley following his expulsion from Fianna Fáil.
An unedited and uninterrupted reading of James Joyce's 'Ulysses' began on RTÉ Radio on 16 June 1982 and ended the following day. One year later, Micheál Ó hAodha recalls reaction to the broadcast.
In April 1997, a tribunal of inquiry into payments to politicians began taking evidence.
With no television cameras or radio microphones allowed access to tribunal proceedings held at Dublin Castle, 'The Vincent Browne Show' began to use reneactments of the proceedings on 21 April 1997.
In this extract Mr Gogarty (Joe Taylor) recalls a meeting in Swords, County Dublin in June 1989 at the home of former government minister Mr Ray Burke.
'Women Today', presented by Marian Finucane and produced by Clare Duignan, was first broadcast on 31 May 1979. In an extract from 'Women Today' Marian Finucane introduces an item on the subject of sex education in Ireland.
U2 surprise veteran presenter Gay Byrne with a gift on his final Late Late Show.
As the 'Gay Byrne Show' on radio comes to an end friends, family and colleagues gather in the radio to centre to pay a surprise tribute to Gay Byrne.
RTÉ News reports on the death of broadcaster and folk music collector Ciarán Mac Mathúna.
RTÉ launches Radio 2 with the phrase "It is all coming at you now" at an event it the radio centre, Donnybrook.
RTÉ new digital service SAORVIEW launches an information campaign aimed at guiding people through the switch over from analogue to digital television.
Queen Elizabeth II and President McAleese lay wreaths at the Garden of Remembrance on the first day of the Royal visit.
President Obama and his wife Michelle get a warm welcome in Moneygall, the home of the president's great great great grandfather.
Following a proposal by Archbishop McQuaid to mark Holy Year, the Angelus daily broadcast was inaugurated on 15 August 1950, the Feast of the Assumption.
The catalogue cover for the Irish Radio and Television Show held at the Manison House, Dublin in September 1958.
Writing in the 'Radio Éireann Handbook 1955' Micheál Ó hAodha outlines his ideas for variety programming on Irish radio in the early 1950s.
A table from the Radio Éireann annual report showing the figures in minutes broadcast under different programme classifications during 1946.
Michael Lawlor a former news editor with Radio Éireann, describes the work of the newsroom in the 1950s and the impact the arrival of tape recording made.
Lyric FM the new music and arts station, the latest in the RTÉ family goes to air from Limerick.
Telifís na Gaeilge is to begin broadcasting on 31 October. RTÉ News reports on the anticipated launch of TnaG and the programming viewers can expect.
The interval act at the Eurovision Song Contest 1994 'Riverdance' wows the audience.
A look back at the career of RTÉ broadcaster Gerry Ryan following his death on 30 April 2010.
After 30 years reading the news on RTÉ, Anne Doyle signs off from her last broadcast. Fellow newsreader Eileen Dunne introduces a tribute.
Seán Mac Réamoinn, a broadcaster and writer with a tremendous passion for the Irish language, died on 17 January 2007.
RTÉ announces that television news and current affairs are to be streamed live on the web. The 2007 St Patrick's Day parade will be one of the first programmes to be simulcast.
RTÉ Religious Programmes launches a new series of seven visual reflections for the Angelus. Here an office worker takes a moment at the end of her working day.
An 18-CD box set featuring the trilogy of novels by Samuel Beckett was produced by RTÉ and the Lannan Foundation in 2006 as part of a series of commemorative events marking the centenary of the Nobel prizewinner's birth.
RTÉ musicians are featured on five new 55 cent stamps. An Post says the stamps are a fitting tribute to the broadcaster's performing groups, each of which make a significant contribution to Irish cultural life.
RTÉ ONE Television launched a new on-screen identity package in November 2006. The channel commissioned a package of twelve new idents and on-screen graphics.
RTÉ rebrands the second television channel and reverts to the name RTÉ TWO. 'Train' is one of a series of idents used to promote the new channel name.
Céad fiche cúig bliain is an lá inniu a rugadh iar-Uachtarán na hÉireann, Éamon de Valera. Seoadh leabhar agus sraith cláracha raidió ina thaobh i mBaile Átha Cliath inniu.
A 'Prime Time Investigates' programme 'Home Truths' on the state of nursing home care prompted a national debate on how the elderly were being looked after in some nursing homes.
To commemorate the centenary of the birth of writer Máirtiín Ó Cadhain, RTÉ Television commissioned the documentary 'Rí an Fhocail'.
Mark Little was appointed RTÉ's first Washington correspondent in the summer of 1995 and took up his post there in the autumn.
Pope John Paul ll visited Ireland from 29 September to 1 October 1979. RTÉ Radio and Television provided comprehensive coverage of the visit
On Seamus Heaney's 70th birthday, RTÉ and the Irish Museum of Modern Art hosted an event at the Royal Hospital Kilmainham. RTÉ's celebration of the poet's birthday featured radio and television programmes, a website and the launch of a 15-CD box set of Heaney reading all his poems.
Following the announcement that he is to be the new presenter of 'The Late Late Show', 36-year-old broadcaster Ryan Tubridy gives his reaction to taking over the long running chat show.
Dustin the Turkey wins Ireland's national song contest by public vote. The selection of a puppet to represent Ireland at the Eurovision Song Contest causes some debate.
For UNESCO World Day for Audiovisual Heritage 2008, Barry Cummins visits the RTÉ Television Archives and talks to Arthur Keating and Bríd Dooley about efforts to preserve RTÉ programmes.
In 2008, RTÉ moved to new offices in Belfast after almost forty years in their previous premises. The new facilities were opened by the Taoiseach, Brian Cowen, Northern Ireland First Minister, Peter Robinson, and Deputy First Minister, Martin McGuinness.
Pat Kenny announces that after 10 years presenting 'The Late Late Show', he is to step down at the end of the series.
RTÉ Radio closes down its last Medium Wave transmitter at Tullamore, County Offaly after providing the radio signal for programmes for the last eighty two years.
The Mobile Recording Unit was established in 1947 and was equipped with a disc recorder.
Labhrás Ó Cadhla sings 'Na Conairígh'. This recording was made on acetate disc in September 1948 at the singer's home in Cappoquin, Waterford.
The earliest surviving Radio Éireann recording of a weather forecast from 1939. Bernadette Plunkett announces that the "...Outlook for Saturday similar."
The poet and playwright Austin Clarke recalls his association with early radio.
Broadcaster and sports commentator, best-known for commentary of GAA games and horse-racing, Michael O'Hehir gave his first commentary when Galway defeated Monaghan in the All-Ireland Senior Football Semi-Final at Cusack Park in Mullingar.
Listeners choose 'O'Donnell Abú as the identification tune signal for the Irish national station.
Dr T.J. Kiernan, Director of Radio 1935-40 succeeded Séamus Clandillon as Director of Broadcasting. He was transferred from the Department of External Affairs when an interview board failed to agree an appointment.
Kiernan set up local programme committees nationwide and developed talks and drama. During his time the poet W.B. Yeats was interviewed for radio. Sadly this recording does not survive.
Sponsored programmes were the main means of advertising in the early days of radio broadcasting. Here is the closing sequence from the long running 'Irish Hospitals' Sweepstakes' programme.
On 6 February 1933, Taoiseach Eamon de Valera officially opened the new high-powered RTÉ radio station located at Athlone in the centre of the country.
Roibeard Ó Faracháin became the first Talks Officer in 1939, dealing with arts, features and discussion programmes.
Michael Curley, Archbishop of Baltimore, (Washington) celebrates the Pontifical High Mass in the Phoenix Park during the 31st International Eucharistic Congress in Dublin, 1932.
2RN left the cramped conditions of its single studio in Little Denmark Street in 1928 and moved into its new headquarters in the General Post Office.
Some listeners wrote to the Director of Broadcasting. In the main, their correspondence consisted of complaints. Many letters appeared in the newspapers under pseudonyms such as "Cat's Whisker" or "Antenna" or "Two-Valve".
Mairéad Ní Ghráda explains her role as a "Woman Organiser" and recalls the early days of drama production at 2RN.
This is an example of 'Tuairisc an Bhollscaire', the announcer's report of programmes as broadcast. The report listed timings of items, copyright details and any incidents or interruptions to the broadcast programme.
Minister J.J. Walsh, speaking at the opening of the Cork radio studios.
Séamus Clandillon was appointed 2RN first Director of Broadcasting (later renamed Radio Éireann).
Jimmy Mahon, who joined 2RN a week after it began broadcasting, tells Donnchadh Ó Dúlaing his memories of those early days for Irish radio.
Douglas Hyde, founder of the Gaelic League and later first President of the Irish Free State, officially opens 2RN.
Towards the end of the Second World War, Winston Churchill, in his Victory in Europe Day speech broadcast to the world, was critical of Taoiseach Eamon de Valera and Ireland's policy of neutrality throughout the war. Three days later, de Valera, in a much anticipated reply, outlined Ireland's right as an independent state to remain neutral. His response was praised widely in Ireland for its strength, dignity and restraint.
RTÉ makes news coverage available online. For the first time it is possible to watch or listen to RTÉ News coverage over the internet from anywhere in the world.
'RTÉ Online' is launched allowing internet users worldwide to have access to several RTÉ Radio programmes, news, sport and entertainment.
On 31 August 1994, the IRA declared a "complete cessation" of violence. The RTÉ Newsroom received a cassette and a written message from the IRA confirming the details of the ceasefire.
Actors David Kelly (left) as Rashers Tierney and Brendan Cauldwell as Hennessy, in a scene from the RTÉ Television drama series 'Strumpet City', during filming in June 1979.
Paddy Dempsey living in Dunboyne, Meath, tells Ann O'Dwyer about being knocked over by a bull and how he never married.
Bunaíodh RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta le seirbhís iomlán raidió a chur ar fáil do phobal na Gaeltachta agus do lucht labhartha na Gaeilge ar fud na tíre. Tháinig an stáisiún ar an aer don chéad uair ag 3 pm, Domhnach Cásca, 2 Aibreán 1972.
The final moments as the series 'Newsbeat' ends after seven years. Frank Hall tries to wrap up the final 'Newsbeat' as the set is removed from around him.
As part of the Patrician Year celebrations, the papal legate Cardinal Agagianian blessed the foundation stone to a memorial of Our Lady at Ringsend.
Marion King presenting 'Art Adventures' a popular children's series on painting with Sean Bunny and Marion King.
An extract from the opening epsiode of Radio Éireann's first soap opera 'The Kennedys of Castleross' began which on 14 April 1955.
A sketch from 'Living With Lynch' Radio Éireann's first comedy series which began in 1954 and starring Joe Lynch. Schoolboys Fursey and Ernie ponder the advantages of having measles.
The popular Irish dance programme 'Take the Floor' is introduced by Din Joe (Denis Fitzgibbon) from Achill with 'The Harvest Time Jig'.
The 'Thomas Davis Lectures' series was launched in September 1953 with the aim of introducing the listening public to the best in Irish scholarship. Frank O'Connor talks about the art of the short story in a lecture from 1964.
'Triple Fantasy' by Walter Beckett was performed at the Gaiety Prom on the 7th November 1954 by the Orchestra, led by Renzo Marchionni and conducted by Milan Horvat.
Maurice Gorham was appointed Director of Broadcasting in January 1953. He recalls being less than impressed by set up in radio when he took up the position.
Jim Power, Michael Keyes, Minister for Posts and Telegraphs, Sile Ni Bhriain, announcer, at the formal opening of the continuity suite in Radio Éireann studios at the GPO in Dublin on 19 April 1956.
Reporter P.P. O'Reilly describes the scenes in St Peter's as the Pope welcomes the Irish pilgrims who have made the journey for Holy Year.
As part of the commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Easter Rising, President Eamon de Valera takes a salute from units of the Defence Forces at the General Post Office in O'Connell Street.
Thousands turn out to see former Hollywood star Grace Kelly now Princess Grace and Prince Rainier of Monaco in June 1961.
The closing stages of the first Irish Sweeps Derby which was broadcast by RTÉ on 30 June 1962.
The opening title sequence from the current affairs series '7 Days' which began broadcasting 26 September 1966
An aerial view of the RTÉ complex photographed in 1969. RTÉ staff began to move from Henry Street to the new purpose built television studios in 1961.
The opening sequence and news headlines from the Six One News showing a new state-of-the-art studio for RTÉ News.
'Cabin Fever 1' a tall ship being used in a reality television game show sinks.
In the final episode of 'Questions and Answers', presenter John Bowman introduces some of the more memorable audience contributions over the years.
Minister for Communications launches the first terrestrial high definition television coverage of a sporting event in Ireland.
An extract from the first episode of the rural drama 'Glenroe'. Dinny and Miley Byrne (Joe Lynch) and (Mick Lally) have sold their mountainy family farm and may now move to better land in north Wicklow.
RTÉ announces the introduction of widescreen television broadcasting throughout the country on an experimental basis.
Zig and Zag arrived from planet Zog in 1987 and began to appear on the children's afternoon programme 'Dempsey's Den'.
RTÉ News moves from using film cameras to cover stories for television to using video. Electronic news gathering (ENG) means video is replacing film.
Where exactly is the centre of Ireland? An amusing report looks at the claims of a number of locations.
The title sequence and opening scenes from the very first epsiode of 'Fair City' RTÉ's weekly drama series.
The first demonstration of high definition television (HDTV) in Europe is held at the General Assembly of the European Broadcasting Union in Killarney, Ireland.
The opening moments of the second RTÉ television station RTÉ 2.
The opening scenes from the 'mockumentary' series 'Paths To Freedom'. Jeremy and Rats leave prison.
An article about a special edition of the popular programme 'The School Around the Corner.'
Weather bulletins to be longer more frequent and presented using modern electronic graphics.
Geraldine McInerney who became the first woman to read the news on RTÉ television in October 1975.
A viewer's letter to 'Mailbag' in 1987 is critical of a change to the new RTÉ symbol and prompts a discussion on the history and design of the logo.
Award for Charles Mitchel RTE Television's first newsreader.
RTÉ launches a teletext service Aertel.
The front cover of the first edition of the radio and televsion listings magazine 'The RTV Guide'.
An extract from a 1965 edition of 'The Late Late Show' Ireland's long running chat show.
An extract from an episode of 'The Riordans'. 'The Riordans' was Ireland's first soap set in a rural background and was first broadcast on 4 January 1965.
Dana returns home having won the Eurovision Song Contest for Ireland for the first time.
The first three television continuity announcers tour Ireland before the opening night of Irish television.
The introduction to the 1971 Eurovision Song Contest hosted by Ireland for the first time. The production was also one of the first home produced colour television programmes.
A page from the 'RTV Guide' showing what was on television on the opening night of Telefís Éireann (RTÉ).
President of Ireland Eamon de Valera launches new television service and warns that, "...never before was there in the hands of men an instrument so powerful to influence the thoughts and actions of the multitude." The address is in both Irish and English.
A directive directive under Section 31 of the Broadcasting Authority Act 1960 prohibits RTÉ from broadcasting anything that could be interpreted as supporting the aims or activities of organisations which "engage in, promote, encourage or advocate the attaining of any political objective by violent means".
An extract from 'Radharc' a series produced for RTÉ by Catholic priests. Reporter Father Peter Lemass visits Glenties the tidiest town in Ireland.
A bomb blast causes damage to RTÉ Television studios
An extract from 'Modern Mathematics for Juniors'. Frank Anderson explains equations on the junior modern mathematics curriculum.
An extract from the series 'Telefís Feirme' (Farm Television) an agricultural series providing information and instruction for Irish farmers.