News archive 2004

Pat Cox to present television award in Dublin tomorrow

PRESS RELEASE

29 APRIL 2004

PAT COX TO PRESENT TELEVISION AWARD IN DUBLIN TOMORROW

ISSUED ON BEHALF OF THE RADHARC TRUST BY THE CATHOLIC COMMUNICATIONS OFFICE

On the eve of ‘EU Enlargement Day’, the President of the European Parliament,
Mr Pat Cox MEP, is to present the Radharc Award 2004 at a ceremony in Jury’s
Hotel, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4 at 2.00pm tomorrow, Friday 30 April 2004. The
ceremony will be preceded by a reception and lunch.

The Radharc Award was established in 2002 for ‘a television documentary
programme of outstanding quality that addresses national or international
topics of social justice, morality or faith’.

The Award honours the memory of the late Fr Joe Dunn, co-founder of Radharc
which produced over 400 television documentaries on social and religious
issues at home and abroad between 1962 and 1996, and throughout those 34
years became part of the fabric of RTE Television.

The inaugural Award was presented in 2002 by President Mary McAleese for
the Prime Time programme ‘Complex Problems: St Teresa’s Gardens’ produced
by Eddie Doyle of RTE.

Over 40 entries were received for the Radharc Award 2004, and the Chairman
of this year’s Radharc Jury is Professor John Horgan of DCU.

ENDS

29 April 2004

NOTE:
Details of the winner of the Radharc Award 2004 will be issued in a further
Press Release at 3.00pm on Friday 30 April 2004.

FURTHER INFORMATION:
Claire Reynolds (087) 209 7770

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