RTÉ News: One O'Clock

RTÉ News: One O'Clock is the afternoon news bulletin from RTÉ. Produced by RTÉ News and Current Affairs, it airs Monday to Sunday at 1:00pm

RTÉ News: One O'Clock
On-screen logo 2009
Also known asLunchtime News
Presented byRay Kennedy
Eileen Whelan
Country of originIreland
Original language(s)English, Irish
Production location(s)Studio 3, RTÉ Television Centre, Donnybrook, Dublin 4
Camera setupMulti-camera
Running time25 minutes
Original networkRTÉ One
Original release16 October 1989 
Related showsRTÉ News: Six One
RTÉ News: Nine O'Clock
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Like RTÉ News: Nine O'Clock, the programme is presented by a single newsreader with Ray Kennedy and Eileen Whelan working in rotation.


The News at One launched on 16 October 1989 together with an extended daytime television service on RTÉ 1. The original presenter was Éamonn Lawlor, who had returned to Ireland after ten years as Europe correspondent for RTÉ News. A unified look across all RTÉ news output was immediately introduced with the News at One using the same theme music, opening titles and promos as the early evening Six One bulletin.

The One O'Clock News is usually presented by either Ray Kennedy and Eileen Whelan. Relief presenters include Mary Calpin, Sharon Tobin, Kate Egan, Brian Finn and Vivienne Traynor. The programme is shorter than other RTÉ News bulletins, running for about 25 minutes. During the Summer months of late July and for all of August the programme is reduced in length to just under 15 minutes in duration.

Until 2009, RTÉ broadcast a short Irish language news summary Cinnlinte Nuachta following RTÉ News: One O'Clock. This broadcast was discontinued in 2009 following Nuacht RTÉ's move from Montrose to Baile na hAbhann in County Galway. RTÉ now broadcasts a business news update as part of the RTÉ News: One O'Clock bulletin in its place.

As of 2019, the bulletin is the first RTÉ News programme of the day on RTÉ One, since the short morning news summaries were discontinued. Morning news summaries and morning news are now provided on RTÉ News Now channel as part of a schedule change.


Former presenters

PresenterYearsOther roles
Éamonn Lawlor1989-1990RTÉ News: Six One presenter
Bryan Dobson1990-1992RTÉ News: Six One presenter
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