Tag Archives: RTE 2

What’s the difference between ‘dating birds’ and ‘texting birds’?

A new series of Salon Confidential starts tonight on RTÉ2…

Melanie O’Connor writes:

There’s something about the intimacy of the stylist/client relationship that makes people open up and share their inner most feelings with their hairdresser – things that they wouldn’t even divulge to their best friend.

Hinged on that unique bond Salon Confidential is a brand new television series which tackles life’s big dilemmas and issues exercising the nation.

The clip (above) features Personal Trainer Adam sharing his wisdom on dating with stylist Ciaran.

Salon Confidential on RTÉ2 at 10pm.

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A trailer for John Connors’ and Kim Bartley’s new two-part documentary series set in America called Race Matters.

Starts Monday, January 16, on RTÉ Two, at 9.30pm.

Previously: Worth The Licence Fee

‘Four Settled People And Three Travellers Get Called A Traveller Gang’


The bride literally can’t drive.

Sarah Neville writes:

On tonight’s Don’t Tell The Bride, Dublin bride Tracey must face her biggest fear on the way to her wedding ceremony… driving a car! Dressed in her white gown and veil, Bride Tracey is surprised when a driving instructor arrives on her doorstep and she finds out she’ll be driving herself to the ceremony. There’s only one problem – she ‘literally’ can’t drive!


Don’t Tell The Bride at  9.35pm on RTÉ2.


Holland-based rock hopefuls on your telly!

Tara O’Brien of RTÉ writes:

RTÉ2 is delighted to announce that it will broadcast the Irish premiere of U2 – iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE – Live In Paris on Sunday 29th November at 7.00pm on RTÉ2, the day after the band’s run of hometown shows comes to a close.
U2 – iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE – Live In Paris captures the Irish band’s groundbreaking tour when it reaches the French capital this month.
Speaking about the film Bill Malone, Channel Controller for RTÉ2 said: “RTÉ2 is all about supporting Irish talent, Irish creativity and Irish music so it’s only fitting that we’ll show the Irish premiere of this fantastic concert by Ireland’s greatest music act and the biggest band in the world, U2”


*flings remote*

*burns imaginary licence fee*


Staying in this Autumn/Winter?

Hold your sides.

Ann Louise Foley writes:

Here’s a video we made about some of the new comedy shows coming up on RTÉ2 this season.It features the gang from The Fear, Kevin McGahern from Republic of Telly, Martin Moloney from Hardy Bucks (top), Angela Scanlon and Gary Cooke from Après Match of the Day…



Episode two of season four from the Second Captains airs on RTÉ 2 tonight at 10pm.

Irish soccer legend Liam ‘Very chippy’ Brady will give his tuppence worth on the current batch of Irish midfielders including James McCarthy. Also on the couch will be ex-Irish internationals Niall Quinn and Richard Sadlier as well as former Tipperary [hurling] ace, Eoin Kelly.

*removes Liam Brady from good wall and replaces with Lynne Cantwell*

Second Captains


How do you see Ireland in 2116?

Will the GPO be even there?

Martin Reilly writes:

I’m part of an initiative which is running a national essay competition in conjunction with RTÉ2 called 2116Vision. We are asking people to present their vision of what Ireland will be like in one hundred years time. The winners will be able to direct a short film about their vision which will be shown on RTÉ2 in the Autumn.Our goal is to attract as many entries as possible to get as wide a variety of opinions as possible….

2116 Vision Essay Competition


The forthcoming seasons on RTÉ 2.

A swanky new ident and a party bucket sized ‘feast’ of programmes – some ‘controversial’ – for the “under 35s”.

Over to you, Ballymount Industrial Estate.


Thanks Fergus McCormack

UPDATE: Meanwhile…

Love/Hate, will return to our TV screens on Sunday October 12 and will be set between Dublin and Spain. Like previous series it will run for six episodes following the criminal underworld led by Nidge.

LOVE/HATE Returns on Sunday October 12 (Sunday World)



Newstalk refuseniks Second Captains Live debuted on RTE2 last night.

How was it for you?

Watch here .

Now available to watch worldwide.

Pic: RTE


Reality Bites: In Bed With The Irish (Monday, RTE2, 9.30)

An idea whose time has come to be plumped up and tucked in.

Thanks Darragh ‘Hog’ Doyle (who makes an all-too-brief appearance at 16 seconds)