RTÉ News: One O'Clock

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For the radio programme on RTÉ Radio 1, see RTÉ News at One.
RTÉ News: One O'Clock
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On-screen logo 2009
Also known as Lunchtime News
Presented by Aengus Mac Grianna
John Finnerty
Úna O'Hagan
Eileen Whelan
Country of origin Ireland
Original language(s) English, Irish
Location(s) Studio 3, RTÉ Television Centre, Donnybrook, Dublin 4
Camera setup Multi-camera
Running time 25 minutes
Original channel RTÉ One
Original run 16 October 1989 – present
Related shows RTÉ News: Six One
RTÉ News: Nine O'Clock
External links

RTÉ News: One O'Clock is the afternoon news bulletin from RTÉ. Produced by RTÉ News and Current Affairs, it airs Monday to Sunday at 1:00pm

Like RTÉ News: Nine O'Clock, the programme is presented by a single newsreader with Aengus Mac Grianna, Una O'Hagan, John Finnerty and Eileen Whelan working in rotation.


The News at One launched on 16 October 1989 together with an extended daytime television service on RTÉ 1. The original presenter was Éamonn Lawlor, who had returned to Ireland after ten years as Europe correspondent for RTÉ News. A unified look across all RTÉ news output was immediately introduced with the News at One using the same theme music, opening titles and promos as the early evening Six One bulletin.

The One O'Clock News is usually presented by either Aengus Mac Grianna, Una O'Hagan, John Finnerty or Eileen Whelan. Relief presenters include Clodagh Walsh, Kate Egan & Brian Finn. The programme is shorter than other RTÉ News bulletins, running for about 25 minutes.

Until 2009, RTÉ broadcast a short Irish language news summary Cinnlinte Nuachta following RTÉ News: One O'Clock. This broadcast was discontinued in 2009 following Nuacht RTÉ's move from Montrose to Baile na hAbhann in County Galway. RTÉ now broadcasts a business news update as part of the RTÉ News: One O'Clock bulletin in its place.


Former presenters[edit]

Presenter Years Other roles
Éamonn Lawlor 1989-1990 RTÉ News: Six One presenter
Bryan Dobson 1990-1992 RTÉ News: Six One presenter

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