Radio Orla is to broadcast into Ireland for the first time to cater for the Polish community.

A new internet radio station has begun broadcasting to Ireland and Britain's growing Polish communities. The station which is based in London can now be heard in Ireland via the worldwide web at but hopes at some stage to have an Irish radio FM licence.

a voluntary organisation with a strong community ethos.

Gareth O'Connor speaks to Radio Orla Studio Manager Joanna Figlak about their growing audience, which she partly puts down to the bi-lingual nature of the station. Presenter Joanna Kukla says that the station helps Polish people living in Ireland and the UK to feel more at home.

60% of the station's output is in Polish, 40% is in English.

The name 'Orla' comes from the Polish word for eagle and not the Irish girl's name.

An RTÉ News report broadcast on 29 August 2006. The reporter is Gareth O'Connor.