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The Defence Forces’ elite Ranger Wing; Máirín Ní Ghadhra, of TG4


On TG4’s 7LÁ at 7.35pm.

Broadcaster Máirín Ní Ghadhra will present an item on Ireland’s Defence Forces which will include an interview with Frank Reidy, a former Defence Forces officer.

TG4 writez:

According to former officers from the Irish Defence Forces, soldiers are at a very low ebb and they say that they cannot survive on the wages they are being paid.

The force is also reputedly 650 short of its full complement and the Department of Defence is failing in it’s efforts to recruit new members because of the unsatisfactory working conditions.

The Public Service Pay Commission is due to publish a report soon which will make recommendations to Minister Paschal Donohoe to resolve the issues.

7 Lá (TG4)

Previously: Indefensible

See The World

Aonghus (Johnny Chóil Mhaidhc) Ó Coistealbha


Produced and directed by Paula Kehoe.

Linda Ní Ghríofa writes:

Síolscéalta is a four part series following the growing year at An Garraí Glas with Aonghus (Chóil Mhaidhc) Ó Coistealbha, a charismatic young man on a mission to grow food sustainably at his homeplace. A small holder with a big vision swimming against the tide.

Aonghus was born and grew up in Na Creagáin, Connemara. His life’s work is to grow food organically and on a small scale, without chemicals or machinery, for the people of Connemara.

Having spent years abroad working on organic farms in different countries, and studying their methods and permaculture, Aonghus decided it was time to return to his birthplace and create a smallholding there, using all he’d learned alongside the older, traditional methods he grew up with.

In fairness.

Síolscéalta on TG4 tonight at 8pm and repeated Sunday at 6.40pm.

Pic: TG4

A season of Irish movies on TG4 in March and ‘Phone Booth’

Via TG4:

Viewers will be treated to a specially curated feast of award winning Irish films this March on TG4. From evocative & poignant dramas, to classic Irish rom-coms and Hollywood blockbusters, celebrating all that is good in Irish film…

For the month of March,TG4 has teamed up with leading Irish distribution company Element Distribution, to showcase some of the best Irish films of recent times.


But Phone Booth, Irish?

Are you having a gaire?


Scannáin Éireannacha ar TG4

Staying in amharach?

Linda Ni Ghriofa writes:

There is only one major professional sport where women and men go head to head for the same prizes…horseracing! Jump Girls – directed by Luke McManus – is an observational bilingual two-part documentary which provides unique access to the key women making their living at the top of National Hunt racing – trainer Jessica Harrington and her daughters Kate and Emma, and jockeys Rachael Blackmore, Katie Walsh and Lisa O’Neill.

‘Jump Girls’ episode 1 will be broadcast on TG4 tomorrow at 9.30pm.


A new documentary series on TG4 featuring tonight: Tuam Mother and Baby home survivor Peter Mulryan at 9.30pm.

Previously: Peter Mulryan on Broadsheet


A date for your diary.

Don’t forget.

Previously: A Day To Remember



Irish urban rollerblading in action.

Caroline Ní Dhubhchóin, of new TG4 online social hub ‘BLOC’, writes:

In this short 3 minute feature we see Irish cameraman, Dónal Glackin and gaming and software expert, Donovan Delaney, face angry security guards, danger zones and thrilling heights in their adventurous lives as urban rollerbladers.

The footage was shot by Dónal and his Nemix crew and it documents the trials and tribulations of the rollerbladers from their youth to the present day…

BLOC (Facebook)

Arsa Angolo

Self help in Irish with comedian Martin Angolo.

Cian McCarthy, from Macalla Teo (Dublin-based production company), writes:

We’ve just launched a new webseries in Irish with comedian Martin Angolo. The series is called Arsa Angolo and has just been launched on BLOC – TG4’s new social media page.

It’s the first time they’ve commissioned a scripted comedy series for the web.

In the series Martin gives life advice, such as – how to find love, become an internet sensation and how to make it as a busker.

Bloc TG4