news2day is an Irish children's television news programme, broadcast weekdays at 4.25pm on RTÉ Two. It is eight minutes long, and is similar in format to the BBC's Newsround. It is currently presented by Gill Stedman and Nick Sheridan.
|Presented by||Gill Stedman/Nick Sheridan|
|Country of origin||Republic of Ireland|
|Production location(s)||Donnybrook, Dublin|
|Running time||8 minutes|
|Production company(s)||RTÉ Studios|
|Original network||RTÉ Two|
|Original release||2003 –|
The programme is aimed at children between the ages of seven and twelve, and is presented in a child-friendly manner, making it easy for children to understand and to gain an interest in the news. They present various topics, which include news, sports, entertainment, and life & style.
In February 2009, to coincide with RTÉ News and Current Affairs receiving a major revamp of a new studio and set, news2day, also received a revamp, with a new computer generated background, new logo, titles, and theme music and also received a new site when RTÉ rebranded The Den to TRTÉ.
The next presenters were Paul O'Flynn (2004–2005) and Sabrina Phelan (2004–2006). O'Flynn now works as a reporter with RTÉ Sport and Phelan is a trainer with Dog Training Ireland.
Then there was Paddy McKenna (2005–2007) who now co-presents RTÉ 2fm's Weekenders with Ruth Scott on RTÉ 2fm. Helen Joyce later joined him (2006–2008), and Stephen Carroll (2007–2008) later joined her. Joyce is a journalist with the BBC and Carroll is a journalist working as a Business Editor for France 24 and a freelance journalist for RTÉ Radio.
After that came Aisling Riordan (2008–2010), now a reporter with RTÉ's Morning Edition. Stephen O'Shea (2008–2010), presented with her. O'Shea works with a Government Minister. Yvonne Redmond (2010–2011) came along then; she is now Communications Executive with Agri Award. Aidan Kelly (2010–2012) later joined her then left to become a journalist with Worldirish.com.
Then came Nick Sheridan (2014 – 2016), who is now working in the RTÉ newsroom.
The current presenters Gill Stedman (2015 – present).