During the 1970s RTÉ would launch two new radio stations Raidió na Gaeltachta and Radio 2 and a second television channel RTÉ 2. Technological developments saw the introduction of FM and stereo services in radio and the advent of colour television.
As violence increased in Northern Ireland and the political situation became more complex Section 31 of the Broadcasting Act was invoked.
Ireland won the Eurovision Song Contest for the first time in 1970 with Dana singing 'All Kinds of Everything'. While RTÉ radio and television gave comprehensive coverage of the Papal visit in 1979.
Dana returns home having won the Eurovision Song Contest for Ireland for the first time.
The introduction to the 1971 Eurovision Song Contest hosted by Ireland for the first time. The production was also one of the first home produced colour television programmes.
The final moments as the series 'Newsbeat' ends after seven years. Frank Hall tries to wrap up the final 'Newsbeat' as the set is removed from around him.
Where exactly is the centre of Ireland? An amusing report looks at the claims of a number of locations.
A directive under Section 31 of the Broadcasting Authority Act 1960 prohibits RTÉ from broadcasting anything that could be interpreted as supporting the aims or activities of organisations which "engage in, promote, encourage or advocate the attaining of any political objective by violent means".
Bunaíodh RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta le seirbhís iomlán raidió a chur ar fáil do phobal na Gaeltachta agus do lucht labhartha na Gaeilge ar fud na tíre. Tháinig an stáisiún ar an aer don chéad uair ag 3 pm, Domhnach Cásca, 2 Aibreán 1972.
The 'Gay Byrne Hour' began on radio on 2 February 1973. Here Gay Byrne introduces a programme from 1977.
Geraldine McInerney who became the first woman to read the news on RTÉ television in October 1975.
Paddy Dempsey living in Dunboyne, Meath, tells Ann O'Dwyer about being knocked over by a bull and how he never married.
The opening moments of the second RTÉ television station RTÉ 2.
RTÉ launches Radio 2 with the phrase "It is all coming at you now" at an event it the radio centre, Donnybrook.
Pope John Paul ll visited Ireland from 29 September to 1 October 1979. RTÉ Radio and Television provided comprehensive coverage of the visit
'Women Today', presented by Marian Finucane and produced by Clare Duignan, was first broadcast on 31 May 1979. In an extract from 'Women Today' Marian Finucane introduces an item on the subject of sex education in Ireland.