1995 in Irish television

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List of years in Irish television (table)

The following is a list of events relating to television in Ireland from 1995.


  • 13 May – For the third year running, Ireland hosts the Eurovision Song Contest. This year marks the 40th event, presented by Mary Kennedy from The Point Theatre, Dublin.[1] The BBC had offered to stage this year's Contest as a joint venture with RTÉ in Belfast as RTÉ were concerned they would not be able to afford the cost of hosting a third consecutive Contest. Ultimately an agreement was made that the BBC would host the 1996 event should Ireland win for a fourth time. However, it was won by Norway. The winning song was the mostly instrumental piece, Nocturne, by Secret Garden, although the group's violinist, Fionnuala Sherry, is Irish.[2]
  • July – RTÉ appoints Mark Little as its first Washington Correspondent.[1]
  • 31 August – BBC 1 Northern Ireland airs the pilot of its satirical comedy series Give My Head Peace. The programme was later commissioned as a series in 1998.


RTÉ 1[edit]

Network 2[edit]

  • Undated – 2TV (1995-2000s)

Ongoing television programmes[edit]





Ending this year[edit]


  • 21 September – Frank Hall, broadcaster, journalist, satirist and film censor


  1. ^ a b "RTÉ Libraries and Archives: preserving a unique record of Irish life". Rte.ie. Retrieved 2 January 2012. 
  2. ^ O'Connor, John Kennedy (2007). The Eurovision Song Contest: The Official History. UK: Carlton Books. p. 140. ISBN 978-1-84442-994-3.