New Belfast Offices for RTÉ

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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.

  • Title
    RTÉ Moves to New Belfast Offices
  • 1st Broadcast
    02/07/2008
  • Contributor
    Michael Fisher (Reporter)
  • Clip Duration
    00:01:25
  • Material Type
    Video
  • Series title
    RTÉ News
  • Clip title
    New Belfast Offices for RTÉ
  • Extended description

    Michael Fisher reports on the opening of new Belfast offices by RTÉ. After almost forty years RTÉ moved premises from Fanum House to the Centre Point building.The report shows archive footage of Bloody Friday which was shot from the roof of Fanum House in 1972.

    The news offices are opened jointly by the Taoiseach, Brian Cowen, Northern Ireland First Minister, Peter Robinson, and Deputy First Minister, Martin McGuinness. Brian Cowen quips, "I always new that the licence fee was put to good use."

    Mary Finan Chairman of the RTÉ Authority speaking at the event expressed her hopes the digital transmission will allow more viewers in Northern Ireland have access to RTÉ broadcasts.

  • Local keywords
    Television, Broadcasting, Belfast, RTÉ, Brian Cowen, Peter Robinson, Martin McGuinness, Mary Finan
  • Geographical coverage
    Belfast, Ireland
  • Topic
    The Media
  • Publisher Broadcaster
    RTÉ
  • First broadcast channel
    RTÉ One
  • Production year
    2008
  • Country of production
    Ireland
  • Original identifier
    BN08/184
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    Rights Reserved - Free Access
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  • Item type
    part/extract
  • Item colour
    Colour
  • Item sound
    Mono
  • Aspect ratio
    16:9 (widescreen)
  • Language used
    English (eng)
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