Summary: RTÉ Two's Reality Bites series offers #Missing You, a moving portrayal of how people now keep in contact in an era of emigration. Compiled from Skype video calls over the course of six months we follow a number of Irish people far from home, as they keep in touch with their loved ones and look at the patterns of everyday life from Terenure to Malmo, Clonakilty to Perth, and Mullingar to New York.
Summary: We ring in the New Year with Next Year's News is a new comedy panel show with a twist. Host Eoghan MacDermott and team captains, PJ Gallagher and Neil Delamere will take a look at the biggest stories of this year, and offer their comedy predictions of what is going to happen next. What's next for Miley Cyrus? Will Enda see out the year? Who will replace Nidge as the man we Love to Hate in 2014? Next Year's News has the answers!
Republic of Telly celebrates Christmas this year with a specially extended programme. Host Kevin McGahern, Bernard O'Shea and Jennifer Maguire celebrate Christmas the traditionally Irish way – by having a row – and inviting the extended family over to witness it. Yes – they're joined by the Rubber Bandits, The Viper and all of the other show regulars to round off the season with a big musical number. The Republic of Telly Orchestra is back on the prowl and we hear Christmas Confessions all the way from Australia.
Filmed in front of a live audience, The Mario Rosenstock Show on RTÉ Two returns with a Christmas Special packed full of your favourite characters. Unpredictable and unmissable, Mario is joined by a host of surprise guests during this one-hour seasonal treat.
Summary: By the time he died of cancer, aged just 16, Donal Walsh from Blennerville in Tralee, Co Kerry had touched the whole nation with his simple message – it's good to be alive. RTÉ Two's Donal Walsh – My Story tells Donal's story in his own words, as well as those of his friends, his family and the many other people whose lives he touched. A fun loving young boy becomes a brave teenager who is dealt a terminal diagnosis but refuses to give up on life. In the last few months of his life, he lived life to the limit, while trying to change the world as he did.
Summary: The RTÉ Sports Awards in association with The Irish Sports Council will see a host of Irish sporting stars in attendance for one of the best sport events of the year. Darragh Maloney will host the awards ceremony. Awards presented on the night will be RTÉ Sports Person of the Year, RTÉ Sports Team of the Year, the RTÉ Sports Manager of the Year and the RTÉ/Irish Sports Council's Hall of Fame Award.
2013 – The Magic of Hurling looks back at a vintage year for hurling with a Championship that saw old rivals reacquainted in battles for survival, the emergence of new champions in Munster & Leinster, a classic semi final and two nerve tingling All Ireland Finals that eventually yielded new Champions.
2013 – A Summer in Blue looks back at the year the Dubs claimed the National Football League and the Leinster title before going on to claim Sam Maguire for the second time in 3 years. Their semi-final meeting with Kerry will go down as one of the greatest football matches in the annals of GAA history. On the provincial front Monaghan secured their first Ulster title in 25 years, while London's epic journey brought them all the way to their first ever Connacht final.
Prepare To Féile follows the pupils of St Paul's Academy, a comprehensive school in one of the UK's most deprived areas, take on the challenge of learning Gaelic football and competing in the prestigious Féile Peil na nÓg [Festival of Youth Football] in Ireland. Gaelic-obsessed head teacher Pat Winston assembles a team of teachers from Ireland - including the Westmeath hurling captain, Brian Smyth - to impart the skills of Gaelic Football to the most gifted athletes in his school. They might have raw talent and physicality, but can they pick up the skills quickly enough to take on the best GAA youth teams in Derry in June?