1992 in Irish television
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The following is a list of events relating to television in Ireland from 1992.
- 11 January – Máire Geoghegan-Quinn is appointed Minister for Tourism, Transport and Communications with responsibility for broadcasting.
- 17 January – On a day when seven Protestant construction workers had been killed by an IRA bomb in Northern Ireland, British Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, Peter Brooke appears on The Late Late Show. After a pleasant interview, host Gay Byrne coaxes and goads the unwilling Brooke into singing Oh My Darling, Clementine. Unionists are subsequently outraged at what seems to be a moment clearly out of touch with grieving families, and instantly request Brooke's resignation. A humiliated Brooke later loses his position as Secretary of State to Sir Patrick Mayhew after the 1992 British General Election in April.
- 9 May – Ireland wins the Eurovision Song Contest with Why Me? composed by Johnny Logan and performed by Linda Martin.
- 23 July – Joe Barry is appointed Director-General of RTÉ.
- 28 December – The Irish language drama serial Ros na Rún is first aired on RTÉ Television as a series of 15-minute episodes.
- Undated – Coronation Street moves from Network 2 to RTÉ 1.
- 17 September – Prime Time (1992–present)
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)
- Mailbag (1982–1996)
- Glenroe (1983–2001)
- Live at 3 (1986–1997)
- Saturday Live (1986–1999)
- Questions and Answers (1986–2009)
- Dempsey's Den (1986–2010)
- Marketplace (1987–1996)
- Where in the World? (1987–1996)
- Know Your Sport (1987–1998)
- Jo Maxi (1988–1993)
- Kenny Live (1988–1999)
- Fair City (1989–present)
- RTÉ News: One O'Clock (1989–present)
- Would You Believe (1990s–present)
- Secrets (1990–1993)
- Winning Streak (1990–present)
- Blackboard Jungle (1991–1997)
- Challenging Times (1991–2001)
Ending this year
- "RTÉ Libraries and Archives: preserving a unique record of Irish life". Rte.ie. Retrieved 2 January 2012.
- Coogan, Tim Pat (2002). The troubles: Ireland's ordeal, 1966–1996, and the search for peace. Palgrave Macmillan. p. 239. ISBN 0-312-29418-2.