Summary: Oliver Callan brings his acerbic mix of comedic satire to life on television for the first time, sending up events from 2013 and figures from the world of politics, sport and entertainment. The Monaghan mimic's one-hour Christmas special Callan Kicks the Year includes Taoiseach Enda and his Cabinet, Michael D, new characters Joe Brolly and Katie Taylor and a look back at Tom Cruise on the Late Late Show.
Summary: In RTÉ One's Dermot Morgan-Fearless Funnyman a selection of his family, friends, colleagues and admirers, including Pat Shortt, Oliver Callan and Pauline Mc Lynn, look back on the life of the comedian, writer, satirist and actor whose savage wit belied a caring nature and reflect on his place in the annals of comedy greats.
Summary: The most prolific songwriter and producer to emanate from this Island joins Gay Byrne For One Night Only. During his 50 year career Phil Coulter has produced and written songs for a galaxy of Irish an international stars. From Cliff Richard through the Dubliners to Glee Star Damian McGinty Coulter has been the catalyst for some of the biggest names in the music world. On the show he talks candidly to Gay about his career and personal life, and is joined by many stars from the world of show business including Louis Walsh, Eamon Dunphy and Bay City Rollers Star Les McKeon.
Summary: Good Year/Bad Year is a one-off brand new show that takes a satirical look back on the last twelve months as celebrity team captains along with guest panellists look at everything from global politics and insurrections to the goings on in the Dail bar, Irish sports and Joe Duffy's head.
Summary: In the final show of the year RTÉ One's Irish Pictorial Weekly includes a revealing interview with Mick Wallace, a visit by Michael D Higgins to the Chocolate Factory, a look back at the year just gone and some Christmas greetings from the Germans.
Summary: The multi-award-winning comedy phenomenon Mrs Brown's Boys is back on RTÉ One this December with two hilarious specials. In the Mrs Brown's Boys Christmas Special, Christmas is just round the corner, and no-one knows what Mrs Brown's grandson Bono wants for a present. Meanwhile, at her family games night, Agnes struggles to control her temper when none of the guests will play by her rules. But at least there shouldn't be any problems with the Christmas tree this year - she's having a very special one delivered... And the Mrs Brown's Boys New Year Special sees Agnes as a Mammy on a mission - trying to make sure grandson Bono isn't sent to the infamous local primary school (despite what his parents want). And as if her house isn't normally noisy enough, she finds herself lumbered with a brand new houseguest - a homeless parrot.
Summary: Daithi O'Shea, Sinead Kennedy and Will Leahy countdown the final moments of 2013 and ring in the brand new year with New Year's Eve Live – The Ultimate Gathering on RTÉ One at the 3 NYE concert in College Green with artists such as Ryan Sheridan and Madness. Will Leahy welcomes Limerick City of Culture from a concert on the banks of the Shannon with special guests Dolores O'Riordan, The Coronas and The Strypes. RTÉ Radio 1 will also be broadcasting live from the 3 NYE Concert in Dublin while RTÉ Digital will stream the entire Limerick concert live on the RTÉ Player.
Summary: Zig & Zag and Aidan Power are back with Zig and Zag's Super Festive Bloopers, a seasonal Superbloopers special. It's still all the fun of the best clips from your home videos, TV and the web, but now with 50% extra festive madness thrown in.
Summary: Neven Maguire brings the Home Chef style to Christmas and offers recipes ideal for entertaining: roast lamb, redcurrant compote, chocolate mousse and crown of turkey marinated in buttermilk which he promises is the moistest, most delicious turkey you've ever tasted.
Summary: In the Kitchen Hero Christmas Special Donal visits Rovaniemi in Finland, the official home of Santa Claus to deliver some homemade edible gifts - fudge, Florentines, gingerbread. But finding Santa Claus is easier said than done...
Summary: The drama on RTÉ One continues in Fair City as Ireland's most popular soap ramps up the drama for the festive season, including an hour-long Christmas Day edition. This Christmas in Carrigstown, Dermot and Jo struggle with their new family. Orla interferes in Wayne and Dolores' relationship with surprising results. Charlie and Esther are shocked when TJ brings a surprise visitor to their door. Dan inadvertently jeopardises Yvonne's case and Callum faces a horrifying ordeal trying to save a lying Jane.