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Steve Williams3,168 posts since 1 Aug 2008
It wasn't until C5 came along though that they had a dedicated space for regional listings IIRC - until then they were just incorporated into the ITV column IIRC. I think S4C were put in with briefer C4 listings, so where did they list RTE?

RTE1 was in the ITV column where the variations were, but in a larger font, with slightly truncated ITV listings. RTE2 was in the C4 column in the same way S4C was in the Welsh one.

40 years later, the internet's great for realising you weren't totally alone back then !

Indeed. *goes off crying*
JKDerry2,566 posts since 15 Oct 2016
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RTE Guide started to print the UK TV channel listings from 1991. From 1962-66 the old RTV Guide used to print the BBC Television and Radio listings, however when it became the RTE Guide in the summer of 1966 it just printed RTE Television and Radio schedules until 1991.
JKDerry2,566 posts since 15 Oct 2016
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Irish daily and weekend newspapers printed the UK TV schedules so that viewers in the Irish republic who had multi-channel via spill over from Northern Ireland/Wales and West England or more so on the cable tv network which launched in 1969 knew what was on.
chinamug476 posts since 29 Jul 2013
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The UK papers that printed Irish Editions in the 60's 70's and 80's also carried RTE 1 and 2. These Irish editions had 1 page of Irish News, 1 page of Irish Sport and the Irish racing cards otherwise there was no difference between the Irish and UK edition. Generally they were placed in the Variations box but some Like the Sunday Express in the 80's gave RTE1 the Channel 4 Column and relegated Channel 4 and RTE2 to the Variations. This all changed in the 80's and 90's with many of the UK papers launching full Irish Editions that gave RTE 1 and RTE 2 equal standing with BBC, ITV and Channel 4.