Nominees announced for prestigious RTS Ireland Television Awards 2023

March 7, 2023

RTS Ireland has announced nominations in 10 categories for this year’s RTS Ireland Television Awards. Juries considered over 130 entries from across the industry.

1 – THE NOMINEES | DRAMA | with thanks to Screen Ireland

Doineann, DoubleBand Films (TG4)

Every Five Miles, Vico Films (RTÉ)

Holding, Happy Prince, Port Pictures (Virgin Media)

Redemption, Metropolitan Films (Virgin Media)

Smother, Treasure Entertainment (RTÉ)

2 – THE NOMINEES | ENTERTAINMENT | with thanks to Piranha Bar

Callan Kicks the Year, Wonky Chair Media, (RTÉ)

Cumasc: Seisiúin sa Black Gate, Black Gate Productions (TG4)

Dancing with the Stars, ShinAwiL (RTÉ)

Free Gaff, Green Inc Film & Television (RTÉ)

The Ultimate Irish Playlist, ShinAwiL (RTÉ)

3 – THE NOMINEES | FACTUAL SERIES | with thanks to Egg Post Production

Cois Móire, Cormorant Films (TG4)

Crimes and Confessions (RTÉ)

An Diabhal Inti, Lagan Media Productions (TG4)

Great Lighthouses of Ireland, Inproduction TV (RTÉ)

4 – THE NOMINEES | FACTUAL SINGLE | with thanks to Nemeton TV

Cyril Cusack: Lár An Stáitse, Dearg Films (TG4)

Speechless, Firebrand Productions (RTÉ)

The Ghost of Richard Harris, Bright Yellow Films, Samson Films, Groove International (Sky Arts)

Young Plato, Soilsiu Films, Aisling Productions, Clin d’Oeil Films and Zadig Productions (RTÉ)

5 – THE NOMINEES | SPORT | with thanks to TVM

Anton O’Toole – Finscéal de Shaol GAA,  Bankos Tales Productions (TG4)

The Connacht Way, Motherland (RTÉ)

Laochra Gael – Terence McNaughton, Nemeton TV (TG4)

Munster Vs South Africa A (Virgin Media Television)

Saipan – Rebel without a Ball,  (RTÉ)

6 – THE NOMINEES | NEWS & CURRENT AFFAIRS | with thanks to

The Accountant, the Con, the Lies (RTÉ)

The Death of Ashling Murphy (Virgin Media News)

Eden Heaslip (RTÉ)

RTÉ Investigates: Missing Pieces (RTÉ)

Tragedy in Creeslough (Sky News)

7 – THE NOMINEES | ANIMATION | with thanks to Windmill Lane

Boy Girl Dog Cat Mouse Cheese, Kavaleer Productions, Watch Next Media, Cloud Co (RTÉ)

Fia’s Fairies, Little Moon Animation (RTÉjr)

The Ghastly Ghoul, Dream Logic Animation Studios and Lupus Films (RTÉ)

Kiva Can Do, Kavaleer Productions (RTÉ)

The Presenter, Cardel Entertainment (RTÉ)

8 – THE NOMINEES | SPECIALIST FACTUAL| with thanks to Ardán

An Buachaill Gealgháireach, Imagine Media (TG4)

Francis Bacon, The Outsider, Mount Venus Productions (RTÉ)

Ireland’s Dirty Laundry, New Decade TV (RTÉ & ARTE)

Maeve Binchy: The Magic of the Ordinary (RTÉ)

A Note for Nature, Crossing the Line Films (RTÉ)


Blast from the Past, Firebrand Productions (RTÉ)

Dizzy Deliveries, Macalla Teoranta (RTÉ)

Ireland’s Future is Mine, Tamber Media & Reverist (RTÉ)

The Imagination Machine, Firebrand Productions (RTÉ)

Storybud, Kite Entertainment (RTÉ)

10 – THE NOMINEES | FACTUAL ENTERTAINMENT | with thanks to Screenscene

Bagatelle – Ómós do Liam Reilly, Four Quadrant Films (TG4)

Generation Dating, Coco Content (Virgin Media)

Gogglebox Ireland, Kite Entertainment (Virgin Media)

Lucy Investigates, ADARE Productions  (Virgin Media One)

Secrets from the Showroom (RTÉ)


Winners will be announced on the evening of Tuesday March 28th at a celebratory event in The Galmont Hotel, Galway City. A limited number of tickets for the event are available to purchase at

This will be a night to celebrate excellence in Irish Television over the last year. The event will be hosted by presenters Caitlín Nic Aoidh and Cormac Ó hEadhra. Special guests include Bláth na hÓige and Mick Flannery & Susan O’ Neill.

Speaking at the announcement of this year’s nominees, RTS Ireland Awards Chairperson Lís Ní Dhálaigh  said: “TG4 is delighted to host the RTS awards this year, and we look forward to welcoming producers and programme teams to Galway, a thriving hub for the screen industry in Ireland. The awards are supported by Irish broadcasters TG4, Virgin Media, Sky and RTÉ. The awards are kindly sponsored by Screen Ireland, BAI and Screen Producers Ireland. Category sponsors include Nemeton TV, Egg Post Production, Screenscene, Ardán, IMRO, Piranah Bar, Camerakit Ireland, Windmill Lane and TVM.”

Agnes Cogan, RTS Republic of Ireland Chair said that “the RTS was set up as an educational charity, to promote and enhance the learning and skills development associated with Television, educating people across all ages, cultures and capabilities: To engage the broader public in a wider understanding, relevance and enjoyment of Television: To promote and encourage the achievement of high standards of creativity and technology and the advancement of its associated art and culture. In pursuit of these aims, RTS ROI set up Gradaim RTS – this is just the third year of these awards, and it has already established itself as a significant part of the TV and Media calendar.”

About the RTS Ireland Awards:

Originally founded in London as the Television Society in 1927, the Irish centre was launched in 1995.

Gradaim RTS / RTS Ireland Television Awards seek to recognise Irish productions and international co-productions which are considered by peer jury members to have made a positive contribution worthy of acclaim by the industry and Irish viewers.

RTS Awards are one of the international gold standard awards for the TV industry and an important showcase of the extraordinary talent evident across the country’s television industry.

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