Tag Archives: New Year’s Eve


Taoiseach Micheál Martin at a virtual Plenary Session of the North South Ministerial Council at Government Buildings, Dublin this morning

Minded so he is.



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Custom House Quay, Dublin 1 last New Year’s Eve

Zap out the old.

Zap in the new.

With actual lasers!

Dorothy Murphy writes:

New Year’s Festival Dublin (NYF Dublin) have announced ticket details for their family friendly countdown spectacle – Liffey Lights Midnight Moment Matinee – taking place at Georges Quay, Custom House on New Year’s Eve.

FREE tickets for magical lighting display will be available from Ticketmaster Tomorrow Friday at 9am.

Families and friends of all ages can count down to the New Year together at Liffey Lights Midnight Moment Matinee, a very special earlier countdown event.

Children will be enchanted as the night sky lights up in a magical explosion of colour as laser lights and aqua beams dance in perfect harmony with the music.

Entertainment for this FREE event will start at 6pm leading to the earlier countdown spectacle at 7pm.

This is a FREE event but tickets will need to be booked in advance….

New Year’s Festival 2019

Broadcaster Miriam O’Callaghan was celebrating last night after attracting record viewing figures when ringing in the new year.

RTE’s New Year’s Eve programme, traditionally a ratings disaster, bucked the trend this year, attracting an average of 689,000 viewers and a 52pc audience share. As the clock struck midnight, just short of one million people tuned in. The average figures were nearly double the number a year earlier when Grainne Seoige hosted a New Year’s Eve special of the ‘All Ireland Talent Show’, which attracted 375,000 viewers and 31pc share.

“I was really worried because New Year’s Eve is a funny night,” Ms O’Callaghan revealed. “I knew it was a challenge but we turned something which had small viewers last year into mega viewers this year.”

Record Ratings For Miriam On New Year’s Eve Show (Ken Sweeney, Irish Independent)

Previously: 2012: Already terrible