RTÉ Digital Radio News

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RTÉ Digital Radio News
RTÉ Digital Radio News logo
Broadcast area Republic of Ireland Ireland
Frequency DAB: Mux 1 (parts of Counties Cork, Dublin, Kildare, Limerick, Louth and Meath)
Online (Worldwide)
First air date 30 May 2007 (closed 30 November 2008)
Format Rolling news
Owner Radio Telefís Éireann
Website RTÉ Digial Radio

RTÉ Digital Radio News (Irish: RTÉ Nuacht Raidió Digiteach) was a digital radio (DAB) station from the Irish state broadcaster, RTÉ. It began broadcasting on 30 May 2007, and was launched as part of an expansion of RTÉ's digital radio network, which now contains five digital-only stations, as well as four FM stations.[1] The channel broadcast the latest RTÉ Radio 1 news bulletin live, at the top of each hour, and then played this on loop until the next Radio 1 update.[2] The station also played audio from RTÉ television's main news programmes, RTÉ News: Six One and RTÉ News: Nine O'Clock.

On 12 June 2008, RTÉ launched RTÉ News Now, which operates along the same principle as RTÉ Digital Radio News, in that it streams the most recent television news bulletin from RTÉ One and RTÉ Two, through the RTÉ.ie website [3] and the RTÉ News Now channel on Saorview


Like all of RTÉ's radio stations, RTÉ Digital Radio News was available through the RTÉ.ie website from anywhere in the world. The channel was also available in Ireland on the DAB system, however this will not be nationally accessible until 2009 and currently only covers parts of Counties Cork, Dublin, Kildare, Limerick, Louth and Meath.[4]


The station was not included in the list of permanent digital radio services to be launched by RTÉ on 1 December 2008,[1], and ceased broadcasting on 30 November 2008. RTÉ News Now, the television equivalent, continues to operate however.

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