The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI”) has today (11th February) announced that it is seeking an application for the provision of an Irish language community of interest radio service for Dublin City. A public notice, seeking the application, has been placed in a relevant local paper. A community of interest service for Irish language speakers is currently operated by Comharchumann Raidió Átha Cliath Teoranta, broadcasting as Raidió na Life. This contract is scheduled to expire on 31st January 2017.
Programming on the service should be community focussed and address the interests of, and seek to provide a social benefit to, the Irish language community in Dublin. The service should be non-profit-maximising and should provide for, and support, access by individuals and groups living in the franchise area. The service should also add to the diversity of programming available in the franchise area.
The BAI has developed a Guide to Submissions for the provision of an Irish language community of interest radio service for Dublin City, in order to assist with the application process. Further details regarding the application process and access to the relevant documents can be found here.
The closing date for receipt of applications is 12 noon on Wednesday 11th May.
Media Queries to:
Tony Heffernan / Catherine Heaney
01 4200580/ 087 2399508 / 087 2309835