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RTÉ Radio's Four FM Services Launch on Freesat

RTÉ Radio announced the launch today of its four FM services; RTÉ Radio 1, RTÉ 2fm, RTÉ lyric fm and RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta, on Freesat across the UK in time for the GAA All Ireland Hurling Final between Kilkenny and Waterford this Sunday.

Managing Director of RTÉ Radio Adrian Moynes says;

“RTÉ Radio 1 is already broadcast on LW 252 throughout the UK and our four FM services are available via satellite, Sky television and online at RTÉ.ie, Freesat now means that fans of Irish radio can enjoy subscription-free, high quality RTÉ Radio sound across the UK”.

RTÉ Radio 1 is the flagship radio station from Ireland’s public service broadcaster. It has been broadcasting daily for over 80 years and remains the leader in Irish radio broadcasting. Its programmes focus on news, information, feature strands, debate and sports. Long-running popular shows include Morning Ireland, Today with Pat Kenny and Liveline.

RTÉ 2fm caters for a younger audience with dedicated music shows, hours of live music, competitions and chat shows. RTÉ 2fm broadcasts live each year from Ireland’s biggest music festivals, Oxegen and The Electric Picnic.

RTÉ lyric fm is a music and arts station, playing classical, jazz and opera as well music from the stage and screen, world and traditional music.

RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta provides a national Irish language radio service with current affairs, news, music, sports programming and chat shows.

Freesat requires the purchase of a set-top box, which costs from £50 upwards. Once households have a Freesat set top box no further payments are required to receive television and radio services.
In addition to Freesat, RTÉ Radio coverage of the All Ireland Hurling and Football finals will be available to UK listeners on LW 252, via Sky satellite television, and online at RTÉ.ie

For further details on accessing RTÉ Radio worldwide please see