Note: The new RTÉ Archives web site launched last week. Along with the video, 90,000 stills are also available for online viewing. Plus, the site contains a video tour of the archives.
RTÉ has launched its new free-to-view archives website as part of its ongoing celebrations of its 50th anniversary this year.
The website – www.rte.ie/archives – contains a series of archive video, audio and photographic stills arranged in the form of exhibitions on Irish history as well as searchable under key figures in Irish public life.
A number of the exhibitions that are currently available to view online include archive video footage on emigration in Ireland; the first Dáil and U2. The archive footage is also available to filmmakers to buy.