TV3 News @ 6

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TV3 News @ 6
Format News, Sport
Created by TV3 News
Presented by Alan Cantwell
Gráinne Seoige
Country of origin Ireland
Original language(s) English
Location(s) TV3, Westgate Business Park, Dublin 24, Ireland
Camera setup Multi-camera
Running time 30-60 minutes
Distributor TV3 Ireland
Original channel TV3
Picture format 4:3
Original run 20 September 1998 – 11 April 1999
Related shows First Edition
TV3 News @ 7
External links

TV3 News @ 6 was the flagship evening news programme on the Irish television network TV3. It was produced by the TV3 News division.

The TV3 News @ 6, presented by main newscasters Alan Cantwell and Gráinne Seoige, was a sixty minute news programme covering Irish national and international news stories, broadcast at 6:00pm from Monday to Friday.

At weekends the main evening bulletin also aired at 6:00pm but was reduced to thirty minutes.


TV3 News @ 6 was the first programme broadcast by TV3 on opening night on 20 September 1998. The news programme provided a comprehensive view of the day's main international and national news stories and was in direct competition with RTÉ News: Six One. This period of direct rivalry with RTÉ only lasted for a year as poor ratings, due to the strength of the competition from RTÉ, resulted in TV3 deciding to break up the hour-long programme. Because of this two new programmes - First Edition at 5:30pm and TV3 News @ 7 - were launched. Both programmes were still fronted by Cantwell and Seoige, while First Edition became Ireland's first early evening news programme.


Main newscaster[edit]

Years Newscaster Other roles Previous roles
1998–1999 Alan Cantwell
1998–1999 Gráinne Seoige[1]


  1. ^ "Gráinne Seoige's Biography and Images". TV Newsroom. Retrieved 20 August 2011.