1986 in Irish television
The following is a list of events relating to television in Ireland from 1986.
- 29 September – RTÉ Television airs the first edition of Dempsey's Den, a series presented by Ian Dempsey with puppets Zig and Zag. Dempsey's Den presented children's afternoon programmes.
- 9 November – The current affairs series Questions and Answers first goes on air. It is presented by Olivia O'Leary.
- 13 August – / The Campbells (1986–1990)
- 11 September – Pajo's Junkbox (1986–1988)
- 29 September – Dempsey's Den (1986–2010)
- 29 September – Live at 3 (1986–1997)
- 30 September – Rapid Roulette (1986–1990)
- 25 October – Saturday Live (1986–1999)
- 9 November – Questions and Answers (1986–2009)
- Undated – Super Gran (1985–1987)
- Undated – Butterfly Island (1985–1987)
Ongoing television programmes
- RTÉ News: Nine O'Clock (1961–present)
- RTÉ News: Six One (1962–present)
- The Late Late Show (1962–present)
- Sports Stadium (1973–1997)
- The Late Late Toy Show (1975–present)
- RTÉ News on Two (1978–present)
- Bosco (1979–1998)
- The Sunday Game (1979–present)
Ending this year
- "RTÉ Libraries and Archives: preserving a unique record of Irish life". Rte.ie. Retrieved 2 January 2012.