The Irish Film & Television Academy (IFTA) has announced details of their 2015 Gala Television Awards, which will be screened on TV3.

The IFTA Gala Television Awards ceremony will take place on October 22nd at the Double Tree Hotel in Dublin. The ceremony will be broadcast on TV3 on three days later, Sunday 25th October.

The awards will come in 23 categories, including comedy, factual, news, sport, animation and Irish language. Irish retail convenience group Gala will sponsor the event for the next three years.

The awards have been running since 2003 and over the coming weeks IFTA will announce further details including the Television Lifetime Achievement Award recipient, the IFTA Gala People’s Choice Award categories, and the Awards Ceremony Host and Guest Presenters.

Lynda McQuaid, TV3 Group Director of Content, says: "Following on from the IFTA Awards Special that was broadcast on TV3 earlier this year, we look forward very much to hosting the IFTA Gala Television Awards this October and celebrating the best in Irish TV talent."