Séamus Clandillon was appointed 2RN first Director of Broadcasting (later renamed Radio Éireann).

Clandillon was a civil servant, teacher, singer and fluent Irish speaker, he was appointed Director of Broadcasting following two selection processes.

Dáil Éireann decreed by the Wireless Telegraphy Act, 1926, that broadcasting should be a state service, organised by the Postal Ministry and financed by licence fees, advertising and import duties on wireless sets and components.