RTÉ programmes have won 30 prestigious awards at the 2020 New York Festivals International TV & Film and Radio Awards.

RTÉ was honoured with three gold trophies, seven silver, four bronze awards and 16 finalist certificates.

Documentary On One secured a gold radio award for their documentary The Case of Majella Moynihan in the National/International Affairs category, for its powerful telling of the life of an unnamed female Garda who was threatened with dismissal from An Garda Síochana in 1985 for giving birth to a baby outside of wedlock.

Two silvers were also awarded to the Documentary On One team for The Whistleblower and I Hope You Will Be Home Soon in the Human Rights and Profiles/Community Portraits categories respectively.

RTÉ lyric fm also took home a gold radio award for Mother's Blood, Sisters Songs in the Culture & The Arts category and also won silver for Edges of Light in the music category.

Listen to Mother's Blood, Sisters Songs


RTÉ Player's Docland documentary strand also earned a gold television award for Laura Brennan: This Is Me in the Health/Medical Information category.

"Across a variety of genres and platforms RTÉ Radio again stands proud when measured on the international broadcasting barometer that is the New York Festival," said Head of RTÉ Radio 1, Tom McGuire.

"In particular the Gold for Documentary On One: The Case of Majella Moynihan illustrates the importance of the social documentary in charting our history." 

Listen to Documentary On One: The Case of Majella Moynihan

Gold Radio Winners 

Documentary On One: The Case of Majella Moynihan – National/International Affairs (Produced by Aoife Kelleher, Sarah Blake & Liam O'Brien) 

Mother's Blood, Sister Songs for RTÉ lyric fm – Culture & The Arts (Presented by Irish composer Linda Buckley and produced by Athena Media) 

Gold Television Winners

Laura Brennan: This is Me, RTÉ Player DocLand documentary– Health/Medical Information (Produced by Sinead Kennedy, Filmed, directed and edited by Kenny Mac Giolla Phadraig) 

Silver Radio Winners 

Documentary On One: The Whistleblower – Human Rights 

Documentary On One: I Hope You Will Be Home Soon – Profiles/Community Portraits 

Drama On One: From the River of Ghosts by Roger Gregg – Best Narration

Drama On One: Write Your Mind – Best Digital Drama 

Treasure Island: The Hunt For The Falcon Blanco, RTÉ Radio 1 – Podcast Serial 

Crossing The Red Line, RTÉ Radio 1 Extra – Best Digital Drama

The Lyric Feature: Edges of Light, RTÉ lyric fm – Music

Bronze Television Winners 

RTÉ One documentary, Walking the Walk – Religion and Philosophy

RTÉ One documentary, Raised by The Village – Docudrama

Bronze Radio Winners

Documentary On One: The Baron of Broadway – Biography/Profiles 

Documentary On One: Death, Don't Leave it to the Last Minute – Social Issues 

Finalist Certificates                   

RTÉ One documentary, Orla Tinsley: Warrior – Health/Medical Information 

The Clara Jug: Four Days In Portrush, RTÉ Radio 1 – Sport and Recreation

Phil T Gorgeous, RTÉ Radio 1 Extra – Best Digital Documentary

Drama On One: Eureka Dunes by Philip Davison, Directed by Aidan Mathews – Best Writing 

Drama On One: Sketches of Donal, Produced by Kevin Reynolds – Biography/Profiles 

Drama On One: Krakow by Peter Sirr, Directed by Aidan Mathews – Best Drama Special 

Drama On One: Northern Lights by Stephen Jones – Best Drama Special 

Documentary On One: Brendan Behan in ParisRTÉ Radio 1 – Culture & The Arts 

Documentary On One: The Undetectables, RTÉ Radio 1 – Health/Medical 

Documentary On One: Reprisals, RTÉ Radio 1 – History 

Documentary On One: Benjy the Little Gay Bull, RTÉ Radio 1 – Social Issues 

Documentary On One: Cigarettes and Samba, RTÉ Radio 1 – Sports & Recreation 

The Lyric Concert with Paul Herriott – Best Classical Format 

The Lyric Feature: The Woods and Grandma – Music 

RTÉ lyric fm 20th Birthday Celebration – Best Special Event 

Celebrating James Galway at 80 – Best Special Event