1960 in Irish television

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List of years in Irish television (table)

The following is a list of events relating to television in Ireland from 1960.


  • 6 April – The Broadcasting Authority Act, establishing the new television service, is enacted.
  • June – Architect Michael Scott is commissioned to design new television studios at Montrose, Donnybrook.[1]
  • 2 June – First meeting of the Radio Éireann Authority (later the RTÉ Authority), a seven member board established by the Broadcasting Authority Act to make policy and guide corporate direction for radio and television in Ireland.[1]
  • August – The Telefís Éireann symbol, designed by Richard Butterworth of the broadcaster's design department, is published and adopted as the official symbol. Its design is based on St Brigid's cross.[1]
  • August – Introduction of the first combined television and sound licence fee, costing £4. The price of a single radio licence increases to £1.[1]
  • November – Edward J. Roth is appointed the first Director-General of RTÉ.[1]

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  1. ^ a b c d e "RTÉ Libraries and Archives: preserving a unique record of Irish life". Rte.ie. Retrieved 1 January 2012.