RTÉ Television has announced its summer schedule and along with returning favourites such as Saturday Night with Miriam, the Rose of Tralee and For One Night Only, and a huge range of sporting coverage including GAA, Soccer, the Olympics, Golf, Racing and Athletics, new entertainment, lifestyle and science shows are also part of the line-up.

Creedon's Cities sees John Creedon travelling to Dublin, Cork, Limerick and Galway to meet the people that make each city so special and find out more about their hometowns.

For Martin & Paul's Surf'n'Turf, chefs Martin Shanahan and Paul Flynn will travel to eight seaside locations in Ireland, source local produce and create a signature dish for the area in 24 hours.

For Fair City fans there will be a wedding, an engagement, an injured child and teenage heartbreak this summer.
Featuring footage from the Charlie Chaplin archive, Chaplin: The Waterville Picture tells the story of the screen icon's love for the Kerry town.

The Science Squad will be presented by Aoibhinn Ní Shúilleabháin, Kathriona Devereux and Jonathan McCrea and will "bring Irish viewers up to date with the latest developments in Irish scientific research across a wide range of sectors".

Other documentaries and factual programmes include Labour's Way, Ireland outside the Euro?, Cracking Crime and Truckers, while Ian O'Riordan will look at sporting performance enhancement in Faster, Higher, Stronger, which is part of RTÉ's Science Week.

The Big Money Game returns with two new presenters Brian Ormond and Sinéad Kennedy as each week contestants are in with a chance to win the top prize of a fantastic €250,00 and also back for a second series is From Here To Maternity, which looks at day-to-day life at Cork University Maternity Hospital, where a baby is born every hour, every day of the year.

Glen Killane, MD, RTÉ Television, said: "RTÉ Television's core purpose is to provide the Irish public with the very best in home-grown and international television programming.
"We are delighted that we can bring Irish sports fans an unrivalled array of national and international sports action this summer, for free and in HD.

"There is so much to look forward to and the entertainment won't just be confined to the various sports arenas, with the return of firm favourites like the Rose of Tralee, Saturday Night with Miriam and For One Night Only.

"If we can get some decent weather and some good results in Poland, London and in Croke Park, it just might be the tonic we all need in these difficult times."