sabato 15 ottobre 2016

RTÉ radio’s longwave 252 service will be axed in 2017

RTÉ Radio will proceed with plans to axe its longwave 252 service next year, it has been confirmed.

A spokesperson for the national broadcaster confirmed the closure will take place in 2017 but that it would “explore possible ways forward” to maintain links with the Irish community across Britain, many of whom rely on the service.

Today’s announcement comes despite efforts by the Irish community to stop, or at least further delay, the closure.
It is a disappointing blow to those who have been vocal in their opposition to the plans.