Maurice Gorham was became the first Director of Broadcasting appointed from outside the Civil Service. New studios were installed at the GPO.
Further developments in Radio Éireann programming saw a greater emphasis on variety and the station's first soap opera 'The Kennedys of Caslteross', the introduction of the Thomas Davis Lecture series and the first broadcast of the Angelus.
In 1958 preparations for television got underway with the establishment of the Television Commission.
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.
Marion King presenting 'Art Adventures' a popular children's series on painting with Sean Bunny and Marion King.
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.
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.
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.
The popular Irish dance programme 'Take the Floor' is introduced by Din Joe (Denis Fitzgibbon) from Achill with 'The Harvest Time Jig'.
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.
Writing in the 'Radio Éireann Handbook 1955' Micheál Ó hAodha outlines his ideas for variety programming on Irish radio in the early 1950s.
An extract from the opening epsiode of Radio Éireann's first soap opera 'The Kennedys of Castleross' began which on 14 April 1955.
'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.
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.
The catalogue cover for the Irish Radio and Television Show held at the Manison House, Dublin in September 1958.