RTE has today announced the launch a new documentary series on the lives of the people behind the Irish Nationalist party (INP).
The programme will air on RTE1, RTE2 and RTE3, RTH1, RTÉ Radio 1, RTE2, RTÍ, Radio Ulster, RTI, RTLÉ, RUV, RENÉ, RTG1 and RTV 6.
“In the last two years, I have been inspired to be involved in this project and in the fight for Ireland’s independence from the UK.
I am looking forward to sharing this journey with you and seeing you live as I did,” said Rory Connolly, the Executive Director of RTE Ireland.”
I am proud to be an active voice for Ireland, proud of our history, proud to live in this beautiful country.
This is my home and I am honoured to be part of this great country.
I can’t wait to share this journey.”RTE1 has already produced a number of documentaries on Irish nationalism, including the Irish Independent, the Irish Times, The Irish Times Traveller, the Northern Ireland Review and the Northern Irish Weekly.”
The Real Story” will be the first documentary series to air on Irish national television.
It will be available on RTV1, TUV, RT1, RU1, UTV and RUV on the same day.
“It is the first time we are offering a programme on Irish independence in Ireland, and we hope it will be a very positive one,” said Denis Byrne, Executive Director and Chief Executive of the RTE Irish Unionist Voice.
“Ireland has always been a great country, a very unique place and I think it is exciting to see this series bring some perspective to Irish nationalism.”
“This is a very exciting time for Irish nationalism,” added Mr Byrne.
“We have seen the rise of the British in the last year and we have seen a significant change in attitudes to the country, but I think there is a long way to go to see us in that position of full independence.”
“I believe Ireland is an island of peace and stability in the world and the people of Ireland, including many of the INPs, are proud of the way the country has been able to achieve so much.
The Real Stories series will give people a new perspective on the history of the party and their role in shaping Ireland’s future.””
The programme is a good way of showing how Ireland has progressed since the 1960s.
I think people will be intrigued and interested to see how the story unfolds and what role the party has played in Ireland’s history,” added John O’Connor, Director of Irish Nationalism at RTE.
“The Real Stories is a new approach to the Irish independence story, and it will give a very different view of the past and present than we have had previously.”
“Our programme is being produced in an incredibly challenging environment, which we are looking forward, in part, to being able to show to our audience in a very personal way, and I hope they will enjoy it.”
The programme has been produced by RTE Television Ireland, the Production Unit, the Ireland Network, the RTP Ireland and the RTÉ Television Production Unit.