A new wave of drama on RTÉ Television introduced series such as 'Paths to Freedom', 'Bachelors Walk' and 'The Clinic'.
In current affairs 'Prime Time Investigates' sparked a national debate on care for the elderly after a programme about conditions in the Lease Cross nursing show. 'Questions and Answers' came to an end after 23 years while 'The Late Late Show' would have a new presenter.
The last medium wave transmitter at Moydrum closed down while a pilot for high defintion television commenced.
In the Arts RTÉ would celebrate the works of Samuel Beckett and Seamus Heaney while a turkey would represent Ireland at the Eurovision Song Contest.
The opening scenes from the 'mockumentary' series 'Paths To Freedom'. Jeremy and Rats leave prison.
'Cabin Fever 1' a tall ship being used in a reality television game show sinks.
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.
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.
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 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.
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 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.
Minister for Communications launches the first terrestrial high definition television coverage of a sporting event in Ireland.
To commemorate the centenary of the birth of writer Máirtiín Ó Cadhain, RTÉ Television commissioned the documentary 'Rí an Fhocail'.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Pat Kenny announces that after 10 years presenting 'The Late Late Show', he is to step down at the end of the series.
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.
In the final episode of 'Questions and Answers', presenter John Bowman introduces some of the more memorable audience contributions over the years.
Rodney Rice ends his forty year broadcasting career with a final instalment of 'Saturday View'.
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.
RTÉ News reports on the death of broadcaster and folk music collector Ciarán Mac Mathúna.