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Turning of sod for Teilifís na Gaeilge (1996)

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Caption   Turning of sod for Teilifís na Gaeilge (1996)
Personalities/Groups   Higgins, Michael D (1941 - )
Description   Minister for Arts, Culture and the Gaeltacht Michael D Higgins, gives an interview to RTÉ News at the turning of the sod ceremony 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. RTÉ News reporter Jim Fahy (left, face obscured by television camera) is conducting the interview. A sound operator holding a microphone can also be seen.

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  
Photographer   Rowe, John  
Date of photograph   12/Jan/1996
(12/Jan/1996 - 12/Jan/1996)  
Rights holder   RTÉ  
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