TV3 News @ 7

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TV3 News @ 7
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 minutes
Distributor TV3 Ireland
Original channel TV3
Picture format 4:3
Original run 12 April 1999 – 29 December 2000
Preceded by TV3 News @ 6
Followed by TV3 News at 6.30
Related shows First Edition
External links

TV3 News @ 7 was the second early evening news programme on the Irish television network TV3. It was produced by the TV3 News division.

The TV3 News @ 7, presented by main newscasters Alan Cantwell and Colette Fitzpatrick, was a thirty minute news programme covering Irish national and international news stories, broadcast at 7:00pm from Monday to Friday.


When TV3 launched on 20 September 1998 its early evening news programme was called TV3 News @ 6. It provided a comprehensive view of the day's main international and national news stories, was presented by Alan Cantwell and Gráinne Seoige and was in direct competition with RTÉ News: Six One. This period of direct rivalry with RTÉ only lasted for a year as TV3 decided to break up the hour-long programme. As a result 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.

In January 2001 the TV3 News @ 7 was dropped and the TV3 News at 6.30 was launched with Cantwell and Seoige still remaining at the helm.


Main newscaster[edit]

Years Newscaster Other roles Previous roles
1999–2000 Alan Cantwell
1999–2000 Gráinne Seoige[1]


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