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1973 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 1973.


  • 6 January – Long running US children's educational series Sesame Street makes its premiere in Northern Ireland on UTV. Despite already airing on RTÉ in Ireland since debuting in 1971, airings of the series on UTV is also available in various parts of the Republic.
  • February – The Broadcasting Review Committee published an interim report recommending the establishment of a second television channel for the Republic of Ireland. It is envisaged that it will broadcast a mix of domestic and foreign programming.[1]
  • 14 March – Dr Conor Cruise O'Brien is appointed Minister for Posts and Telegraphs.[1]
  • Undated – Figures published in the RTÉ Annual Report suggest that 77% (542,000) of households in the Republic of Ireland now have a television set. Of these 530,000 have a television licence and 27,000 have colour televisions.[1]




Ongoing television programmes

Ending this year


See also


  1. ^ a b c "RTÉ Libraries and Archives: preserving a unique record of Irish life". Rte.ie. Retrieved 1 January 2012.
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