Programmes You Can Believe In....
Throughout the year, RTÉ Religious Programmes seek to reflect the full diversity of religious practice and experience in Ireland, on radio and television. Through a mixture of outside broadcasts and Masses and Services from the RTÉ studios in Dublin, we aim to include Christian religionfrom different communities and denominations all over the country. We also hope to mark at least some of the significant festivals of other faiths and to reflect their place in today's Ireland.
We also broadcast a broad range of Factual output, including discussions, documentaries and interviews.
If you have comments on this site or would like to contact me, I'm the Editor of RTE Religious Programmes and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or on +353 1 208 4586.
On Sunday 28th April...
...at 11.10am, on RTÉ One, Simon Kilpatrick leads members of Urban Junction, a Methodist youth project based in Blackrock, Co. Dublin, in a service of praise. Music is led by Peter Rigney. The same service can also be heard on RTÉ Radio 1xtra, LW252 and DAB at 1145am.
Our latest series of Would You Believe? has now finished, but the last in the series, LIFE IN THE BALANCE, a special programme about the issues - legal, ethical, medical and religious - surrounding proposed changes in Ireland's laws concerning abortion, is still available on the RTÉ Player.
Listen out on Fridays for The God Slot, which airs on RTÉ Radio 1 at 10pm but is repeated at various times. On Friday 26th April, we feature a special interview with Siobhan Mhic Craith, the daughter of Liam Clancy. Her father lost his faith, but she takes great solace from her own Catholic belief and has developed a particular devotion to Medjugorje.
If you would like your church or community to feature in our broadcast religion, on radio or television, do let me know via the number or email above. Bear in mind that, for that Sunday, you would be the nation's parish church. It's a big responsibility and we like to think we keep the bar fairly high in terms of the quality of liturgy, music and preaching. However, it's also an opportunity to share with the whole country and, through the internet, with viewers abroad the talents and voices, passions and prayers of people from all parts of Ireland, so if you feel both confident and competent, do feel free to get in touch.
We are also open to suggestions and stories for our various Factual series: Would You Believe?, The Meaning of Life, The Moment of Truth and Beyond Belief.