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The following is a list of events relating to television in Ireland from 1965.
- January – RTÉ and BBC collaborate on an historic television broadcast as Taoiseach Seán Lemass and Prime Minister of Northern Ireland Terence O'Neill meet for the first time in Belfast.
- 4 January – First airing of The Riordans, a rural drama serial, which became the inspiration for the UK soap Emmerdale Farm.
- 20 March – Ireland enters the Eurovision Song Contest for the first time with I'm Walking the Streets in the Rain performed by Butch Moore.
- 7 April – Ireland's first televised General Election coverage, presented by John O'Donoghue and produced by Gerry Murray.
- 21 April – Joseph Brennan is appointed Minister for Posts and Telegraphs.
- 2 May – Telefís Feirme, an innovative programme designed for group viewing and discussions in rural communities is first aired.
- May – Second RTÉ Authority appointed.
- 9 October – The famous popular British cult 1960s marionette series Thunderbirds begins its first television broadcast on RTÉ after airing in its country of origin the previous month.
- 9 June – Jackpot (1962–1965)
- 8 October – Ardal O'Hanlon, comedian and actor
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