TG4 has three new presenters for its An Aimsir Láithreach TV broadcast weather bulletins. The new presenters, selected after public competition, represent a variety of dialects of Irish.
They are Irial Ó Ceallaigh (An Rinn in the Waterford Gaeltacht), Fiona Ní Fhlaithearta (Connemara Gaeltacht) and Caitlín Nic Aoidh (Donegal Gaeltacht).
A new real-time weather ‘feed’ from Gaoth Dobhair in the Donegal Gaeltacht supplements the existing provision from cameras located in the West Kerry and Conamara Gaeltachtaí.
“It is sometimes claimed that Irish people (especially Irish speakers) must begin every conversation with remarks on the weather,” says Pádhraic Ó Ciardha, Deputy CEO of TG4. “The Irish language certainly contains, across all the dialects, a rich vocabulary of terms for different kinds of weather.
"TG4’s mission is to present weather information in a way that is both visually attractive and accessible to all, while demonstrating and celebrating that richness and diversity. We are sure that the new look will encourage people to engage with us on e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org ) and in the ongoing Twitter dialogue (@AimsirTG4).”