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|Caption||Turning of sod for Teilifís na Gaeilge (1996)|
Higgins, Michael D (1941 - )
Cathal Goan (right) shakes hands with Michael D Higgins, the Minister for Arts, Culture and the Gaeltacht, at the turning of the sod for Teilifís na Gaeilge (now TG4), in Baile na hAbhann, Connemara, County Galway on 12 January 1996. This spot marked the site where construction work on the headquarters for the Irish language station began. Cathal Goan was the first Ceannasaí or Head of Telefís na Gaeilge; he is currently RTÉ's Director-General. Former Assistant Director-General of RTÉ Bob Gahan, is standing between Higgins and Goan.
RTÉ's staff magazine 'Access' featured a brief article about this ceremony in its issue of 7 March 1996.
Teilifís na Gaeilge was officially launched on 31 October 1996.
|Collection||RTÉ Stills Department|
|Date of photograph||
(12/Jan/1996 - 12/Jan/1996)