Documentary on One
An Open Verdict08/27/15
When Gardai entered a chalet on Mayo's Northwest coast in April 2014, they found a scene of desperation and solitude. Scattered amongst the rubbish lay the body of Marsha Mehran, 36. Marsha, an Iranian born, international bestselling author was a...
DocArchive (1969): Morning Papers
Seán Mac Réamoinn investigates the world of Irish journalism. He looks at how the Irish daily newspapers are produced, the roles of the editors and what it takes to craft a strong headline. He also looks at the different kind of reporters and people...
Once Were Champions
In 1985, Kerry club Castleisland Desmonds won their first and only men’s Senior Football All Ireland club title. 30 years on, clubman Dan Kearney examines the David and Goliath journey that his local team embarked on - and tells a story that...
DocArchive (1969): Miracles and Mysteries
Miracle and mystery plays were a form of medieval drama. These plays were mostly about religion and were used to teach people about the bible. The Abbey Theatre in Dublin ran a series of these plays in the 1960’s. (1969)
After The Shock
April 2015, earthquakes in the Asian country of Nepal result in over 8,500 deaths. Half a million homes lost. Tim Desmond travels to see the destruction and poverty first hand. Meeting families who lost relatives, livelihoods and farms, Tim examines...
DocArchive (1969): The First Dáil
In 1919, Irish candidates who had been elected to Parliament in the U.K decided not to sit in Westminster and instead assembled as ‘Dáil Éireann’. The first Dáil met on 21 January 1919 in the Mansion House in Dublin city. This documentary examines the...
The Murderer, Me and My Family Tree
Dylan Haskins unravels a family mystery, and tries to finish what his late father began by answering the question: Is he related to the last man hanged in Wicklow Gaol? And what was the heinous crime that James Haskins committed in order to deserve...
DocArchive: Brendan Behan, The Writer, The Rebel and The...
Brendan Behan was and still is regarded as one of Ireland’s greatest writers. Born in Dublin city in 1923, Brendan wrote poetry, novels and plays, in both English and Irish. This is his story, told by the people who knew him. It also features the...
Johnny Jameson, an Irish DJ in the U.K.. He 's spent a lifetime in the music business working with Johnny Cash, Diana Ross, The Beach Boys. He now plays Country n' Irish music for Irish pensioners and on a local radio station.
In July 2014, Donegal TD, Joe McHugh became Minister of State with responsibility for Gaeltacht Affairs. Only problem? Last time Joe spoke Irish was in school. He had to learn the language fast. We follow him over the last 12 months as he faces...
DocArchive (1966): Forty Years of Irish Radio
In 1926, Dr Douglas Hyde launched the first radio station in the Irish Free State, 2RN. This was the start of something very special in Ireland. In ‘Forty Years of Irish Radio’, RTE’s PP Maguire looks at the history of Irish radio, how it was...
Grace and Emmanuel
Grace & Emmanuel met at a children’s home in Louth. She was unsuccessfully placed for adoption – he was in care due to his mother’s alcohol abuse. Both had ambitions to go to America. Both made it. Emmanuel became a successful journalist. Grace died...
DocArchive (1961): Twelve Months Around Blessington
Blessington is a beautiful town in West Wicklow with a lot of history and culture. It’s a busy town, where a lot of important things happen. Norris Davidson lives close by and spent the year of 1960 meeting the local people, documenting their lives,...
Band of Gold
With over 25,000 weddings taking place every year in Ireland, it’s a very competitive industry for wedding bands. We follow bands from Dublin, Cork and Limerick whose full time job it is to give newlyweds in love a night they’ll never forget – and...
DocArchive (1976): American Journey Pt 1
A journey by John Skehan across America in 1976. This documentary includes impressions of Washington, a visit to FBI Headquarters, St. Louis Missouri, Wisconsin black on black farmers, Milwaukee's Catholic history and American catholics (Broadcast...
Cork boxing manager Gary Hyde risked over 20 years in jail to smuggle amateur Olympic and world champion boxers out of Fidel Castro’s Cuba.
DocArchive (2004): The Irish at Eureka-Rebels or riff raff?
The Eureka affair of 1854 has been described as everything from a tax whinge to the birthplace of Australian democracy. Some 30 people died in the half-hour battle, most of them goldminers who had sworn to defend their rights and liberties (Broadcast...
Living Outside The Box
Rachel Breslin is desperate to find a way around the spiralling rents that are being charged for Dublin property.And she thinks she has hit on the perfect solution - acting as a guardian for properties that need to be protected from robbers and...
DocArchive (2005) : Speaking of Grief
Air India Flight 182 was operating on the Toronto-Montréal-London-Delhi-Bombay route. On 23 June 1985, disaster struck - it was blown up in midair, by a bomb, just off the south coast of Ireland. Many of Shalini Sinha's close family friends were...
The Man Who Played Offside
Patrick O'Connell was a superstar and a cheat. First Irish captain at Man. Utd; a manager who saved Barcelona FC. This Dubliner's soccer story is of passion, bribery and bigamy: he married two women with the same name and appearance and died in penury.
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