News archive 2001

Radharc Award Launch

Radharc Award Launch

The Radharc Award honours the memory of the late Fr Joe Dunn, co-founder of Radharc, and is presented under the aegis of ICCTRA, the Irish Churches’ Council for Television and Radio Affairs. The Award was formally launched last week by John Bowman, Broadcaster and Journalist, in the Irish Film Centre.

The President of Ireland, Her Excellency Mary Mc Aleese will present the Radharc Award at a function in The Alexander Hotel, Dublin on January 11, 2002, 40 years after the first Radharc broadcast.

The Radharc team was the first independent company producing television programmes for broadcast on RTÉ, and made over 400 documentaries on social and religious issues between 1962 and 1996.

The Radharc Award will be presented for a television programme of outstanding quality which addresses national or international topics of social justice, morality or faith. There is no requirement that the programme makers be of any specific religious adherence but the programme itself should imply a challenge to the moral conscience of the kind that distinguished many Radharc programmes

Competing programmes must have been broadcast for the first time during the period 1st September 1999 to August 31st 2001 on any free-to-air channel receivable on the island of Ireland. The closing date for entries in 16 November 2001. Further details and conditions are available on www.radharcfilms.com.

ENDS

18 October 2001

Issued by the Catholic Communications Office on behalf of ICCTRA, The Irish Churches’ Council for Television and Radio Affairs


Further information and application forms from:

Ronnatt Ramsay-Ledwith, 38 Tudor Road, Ranelagh, Dublin 4.

Tel: 00353 1 4972553 or mobile 00353 86 8419756

Email: ledwith@unsion.ie

PHOTOGRAPHS ARE AVAILABLE FROM:

Ms Brenda Drumm, Communications Officer

Catholic Communications Office -Tel: 01 6016700 or Mobile: 087 233 7797

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