1979 in Irish television
The following is a list of events relating to television in Ireland from 1979.
- January – RTÉ establishes an internal working party to investigate the representation of women in news reporting. Their findings are published in April 1981.
- May – The Riordans is aired on television for the final time. It switches to radio and continues until 1985.
- 4 June – The long-running children's television series Bosco begins an eight-part pilot series.
- 29 September – 1 October – Coverage of Pope John Paul II's visit to Ireland is broadcast on RTÉ radio and television.
- 2 October – Mary McAleese debuts as a reporter on the current affairs programme Frontline.
- 12 December – Albert Reynolds is appointed as Minister for Posts and Telegraphs.
- Undated – The Late Late Show features Ireland's first television interview with a lesbian.
Ongoing television programmes
- RTÉ News: Nine O'Clock (1961–present)
- RTÉ News: Six One (1962–present)
- The Late Late Show (1962–present)
- Quicksilver (1965–1981)
- Wanderly Wagon (1967–1982)
- Hall's Pictorial Weekly (1971–1980)
- Sports Stadium (1973–1997)
- Trom agus Éadrom (1975–1985)
- The Late Late Toy Show (1975–present)
- RTÉ News on Two (1978–present)
Ending this year
- May – The Riordans (1965–1979)
- 20 March – Amy Huberman, actress and writer
- 16 August - Brian Ormond, singer and television presenter
- 9 October – Chris O'Dowd, comedian and actor
- 17 October – Leigh Arnold, actress
- 24 November – Kirsteen O'Sullivan, television presenter
- Undated – Aisling O'Loughlin, journalist, newsreader and presenter
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