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The following is a list of events relating to television in Ireland from 1970.
- 21 March – Ireland wins the Eurovision Song Contest, held in Amsterdam, for the first time with All Kinds of Everything sung by Dana.
- May – Finnish Television airs a four-hour broadcast of RTÉ programmes titled Ireland Tonight. The broadcast includes King of the Road, a film of the life of a Tipperary roadworker, the children's series Wanderly Wagon, Guests of the Nation, a dramatisation of Frank O'Connor's short story; Ballad Sheet, July the Mad Month, a film on the political and religious situation in Northern Ireland, and Sports Magazine.
- 6 May – RTÉ broadcasts seven hours of news coverage on the dismissal of cabinet members by the Taoiseach.
- 9 May – Gerry Collins is appointed Minister for Posts and Telegraphs.
- Undated – As the situation in Northern Ireland intensifies, RTÉ's coverage of events increases, with frequent extended news bulletins and additional news programming.
- Undated – The limit on number of households connected to high-specification television aerial raised to 500.
- 29 September – H.R. Pufnstuf (1969)
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