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  • A Ballyhaunis family will feature on this week's edition of the TG4 series Réalta agus Gaolta on Sunday evening.

    Ludmila Burcovschi and her daughters Victoria and Elizabeth are in the running to be crowned Ireland's most talented family.

    Seven families will take part in this Sunday's last round of qualifications - including John and Paul Keating from Tuam, and families from counties Dublin and Derry.

    Overall, over 70 acts are battling it out the impress the judges.

    The programme airs at 8.30 on Sunday evening on TG4.

     

     

  • A talented county Mayo family feature on this week's edition of TG4’s Sunday night entertainment series Réalta agus Gaolta.

    The Fox siblings, from Foxford, are in the running to be crowned Ireland's most talented family and can be seen on screen on Sunday (April 28) at 8.30 p.m.

    In the series, families go head-to-head to secure the opportunity to play live on stage supporting world famous Kíla in their National Stadium concert in front of thousands, along with a cash prize of €3,000.

    Hosted by Síle Seoige, the series will see over 70 acts battle it out to impress judges Irial Ó Ceallaigh, musician and TV personality Sinéad Ní Uallacháin, and Jim Lockhart, member of the Irish rock band Horslips.

    As well as the Fox family, Sunday's episode will also feature an Aimee & Anna Banks, Moycullen, Co. Galway together with contestants from Armagh, Meath, Cavan, Leitrim and Tipperary.

  • Galway Senator Trevor O’Clochartaigh is to resign his position in the Seanad, after being appointed Communications Manager for TG4.

    The Carraroe-based Senator has previously worked in Irish-language theatre and television production, having been involved with Ros na Rún and Fair City.

    Trevor O’Clochartaigh was elected to the Seanad in 2011 and re-elected in 2016, and announced last November that he was leaving Sinn Fein due to “serious disciplinary issues” within the party.

    The 49-year old has now confirmed he will resign his position in the Seanad to take up the role of TG4 Communications Manager early next month, and says he’s looking forward to the new role.

     

  • The Mayo ladies face a do-or-die tie with Donegal in the final round of the All-Ireland group stages.

    With a win over Tyrone in their first outing, a win or a draw will be enough to see Peter Leahy’s women over the line and into the All-Ireland quarter-finals.

    It would also see them top their group and go into the next round on the favourable side of the draw, avoiding Cork and setting up a likely meeting with Cavan.

    The Mayo ladies take on the Ulster champions at half past one on Saturday in Tullamore, with live coverage on TG4.

  • The Mulranny Park Hotel is to be featured on a special TG4 programme tonight.

    “Scéalta na nOstán” is a nostalgic series which reveals the history and inside stories of Ireland’s landmark hotels, using personal reminiscences, stories are brought to light with fascinating nuggets of history and heart.


    Using a mixture of interview, narration, and archive, this series reveals the extraordinary stories behind some of Ireland's most significant hotels and the impact these top brand hostelries have had on their local communities.

    In tonight’s episode the crew visit The Mulranny Park Hotel in Co. Mayo, The Great Northern Hotel in Bundoran and how a Galway hotel became a home from home to the Aran Islanders.

    The programme starts at 8pm tonight on TG4.

  • North Mayo-based filmmaker Richie O'Donnell of Inver Films has completed a new 7-part series which will be broadcast on TG4, and takes a look behind the scenes at a number of GAA clubs across the country.

    "ár gClub" starts on TG4 this Thursday night at 8pm, running for seven Thursdays, and takes a closer look at the people behind GAA clubs, and the challenges for many rural clubs trying to field a team.

    Na Piarsaigh in Connemara is one of the club's highlighted in this series, which also focuses on GAA clubs in Kerry, Dublin and Donegal.

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    A new TG4 documentary being broadcast tomorrow night will tell the story of Mayo native Frank Stagg - who died in hunger strike in Wakefield Prison in the UK in 1976 - and the bizzare events surrounding his funeral in Ballina.

    A native of Hollymount in Co Mayo, Frank Stagg was arrested in the UK in 1973 and sentenced to 10 years in prison for allegedly planning bombing activities in Coventry.

    He died in 1976 at the age of 35 while on hunger strike at Wakefield Prison, and his wish was to be buried in the Republican plot in Leigue Cemetery, Ballina - alongside fellow Mayo hunger striker Michael Gaughan who died two years earlier.

    However, the State ordered that the plane carrying Frank Stagg's body from London to Dublin be diverted to Shannon, and was then taken by helicopter to Ballina to avoid a military-style funeral.

    Frank's brother George and his sister Martha give first-hand evidence in this documentary about the extraordinary events surrounding their brother's funeral, and George recounts how he eventually dug up his brother's body from under a wall of concrete and had him reinterred in the Republican plot.

    The documentary is episode 4 of Finné - a new series commissioned by TG4 - and will be aired at 9.30 tomorrow night.

    We'll hear from the producer / director on Evening Edition this evening....

     

     

  • The parents of a Connemara teenager, who was killed in 1998, have urged the State to keep their daughter's killers in prison for the rest of his life.

    Siobhan Hynes was just 17 when she was raped and murdered at a remote beach near Carraroe, Co Galway in December 1998.

    Just over two years later, local man John McDonagh was sentenced to life in prison for her murder, plus a 10-year concurrent sentence for rape.

    However, Siobhan's parents Andy and Bríd Hynes are fearful that they could soon come face with face with their daughter's killer, after it emerged that Mr McDonagh's sentence could soon be coming to an end.

    In a new TG4 documentary which will be broadcast tomorrow night, Andy Hynes calls on the State to extend sentences for killers, to ensure that victims' families never have to meet them again.

    Siobhan's mother says the horrific manner of her daughter's death still haunts her, and her life will never be the same again.

    The documentary will be screened on TG4 at 10.20pm tomorrow night.

  • TG4 has today announced a four-year extension of their sponsorship of the All-Ireland ladies football championships.

    The sponsorship deal will now run until the end of the 2022 campaign.

    TG4 have committed to screening 17 championship fixtures during the 2018 season, beginning on 14 July and running until All-Ireland final day on 16 September, when the junior, intermediate and senior deciders will all be carried live.

    The 2018 TG4 All-Ireland ladies football championships will begin on Sunday with the Group 3 meeting of Clare and Down in Kinnegad.

    Following Lidl’s three-year extension of its sponsorship of the National League, this is the second major sponsorship renewal secured by the Ladies Gaelic Football Association in 2018.

     

     

  • Assassin Boxing have confirmed that they’ve once again teamed up with TG4 to offer live coverage of ‘The Homecoming’ on December 7th from The Royal Theatre, Castlebar.

    December 7th will see Ray Moylette challenge for his first title and look to gain world ranking credentials if he is to beat Mexican, Christian Uruzquieta. While the co main event bout will see Gary Spike O Sullivan return to the ring as he continues to go in search of a world title opportunity.

    Moylette commented: ‘It’s an honour to have TG4 on board. This is a massive event for my county, but now hopefully a massive event for this country. I said I want to bring big time boxing back to Ireland, and this is a good start’

    Professional boxing from Ireland has only been broadcast terrestrially once before in almost a decade.

    Ray Moylette’s manager, Kaz Evans said:‘To think Irish boxers have been starved of the right coverage and platform, we now have a partner that can turn professional boxers from local to hero’s to Irish sporting greats’.

    Assassin Boxing too were heavily involved in bringing television to the table for the show they co promoted in March.

    They’ve once again struck a deal with TG4, and it appears the station will be the home of Irish boxing for the foreseeable future.

    Conor Slater from Assassin Boxing commented:
    ‘It’s brilliant to be working again with Rónán and TG4. They are a wonderful entity to be involved with. They share our vision for where Irish boxing should be, and they have really taken the plunge and have backed Irish boxing, they should be commended. This is a huge opportunity for everyone involved and hopefully one that will become a regular fixture in the calendar year. The country has so many sporting super stars, Robbie Keane, Brian O Driscoll, Katie Taylor, and now we have a platform for Moylette to become an Irish sporting great.’

    TG4 will show 3 hours of live boxing on December 7th, following on from their coverage of March’s show which was also shown over a 3 hour slot.

    Head of Sport at TG4, Rónán O Coisdealbha said: 
    ‘It’s a honour to be able to show live coverage of ‘The Homecoming’ on December 7th. We really look forward to playing a part in showing a sport that has provided so many great nights for the Irish public. We hope to continue to work with Moylette and Spike O Sullivan as they work towards world title shots’.