RTÉ introduces facility allowing Irish people in America to make a telephone call for news and sport headlines.

RTÉ has launched a special news and sports telephone line service for Irish people living in the United States.

The service will be available from coast to coast, around the clock, seven days a week.

The Minister for Communications Máire Geoghegan-Quinn said that the service provides the Irish overseas with a link to what is happening at home in Ireland.  A telephone user calls 900-420-2411 for news and 900-420-2412 for sports.

These new RTÉ services will now provide the Irish in the United States with a continuous link and a touchstone of authenticity to counter rumour and speculation and indeed propaganda.

An RTÉ News report broadcast on 2 September 1992.