Irish Invention in Telecommunications

The latest in telecommunications technology from Ennistymon, Co. Clare.

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Extended description

Gay Byrne introduces this excerpt from 'The Late Late Show' about new technological advancements in telecommunications.

This new Irish invention is from a company called Textel from Ennistymon, Co. Clare. Gay is joined by Managing Director of the Ennistymon based company, Kevin Neville and a member of the Late Late Show staff, John McHugh, who demonstrate how this new invention works.

This new technology is viewed as a step up from telephone or telex communications.

Further information

This episode of 'The Late Late Show' was broadcast on 19 May 1984 and looked at technological developments in telecommunications.

'The Late Late Show' was intended to be a summer "filler" but proved so successful with the public that it became part of the regular schedule.

The idea for the programme came from the show's producer, Tom McGrath, who wanted to present an Irish version of the American talk show 'The Tonight Show'. Gay Byrne was to be the show's presenter and would remain so for the next 37 years.

Tom McGrath's original idea was that the show would be informal and have the feel of people dropping in for a chat.

'The Late Late Show' became an important forum for the airing and debating of many issues in a changing Irish society.

The first programme of 'The Late Late Show' was broadcast 11.20 pm, 6 July 1962.

Pat Kenny replaced Gay Byrne as presenter in 1999 and remained in that position for 10 years. The programme is still running today and is presented by Ryan Tubridy.

Gay Byrne introduces this excerpt from 'The Late Late Show' about new technological advancements in telecommunications.

This new Irish invention is from a company called Textel from Ennistymon, Co. Clare. Gay is joined by Managing Director of the Ennistymon based company, Kevin Neville and a member of the Late Late Show staff, John McHugh, who demonstrate how this new invention works.

This new technology is viewed as a step up from telephone or telex communications.

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Mike
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Sed ut perspiciatis unde omnis iste natus error sit voluptatem accusantium doloremque lauda ntium, totam rem aperiam, eaque ipsa quae ab illo inventore veritatis et quasi architecto beatae vitae dicta sunt explicabo.
Title Phone Computer
Title in English Phone Computer
Series title Late Late Show
Series title in English Late Late Show
Clip title Irish Invention in Telecommunications
Provider RTÉ
Publisher / broadcaster RTÉ
Broadcast date 19/05/1984
Production year 1984
First broadcast channel RTÉ 1
Country of production IRELAND
Contributor Gay Byrne (Presenter)
Genre Factual
Topic Transportation, science and technology
Thesaurus terms Communication, Computing & Information Technology, Telecommunications Services, Telecommunications Equipment
Keywords Technology, Telephone, Ennistymon, Co. Clare, Textel, Kevin Neville, John McHugh, Late Late Show, Computer, Telecommunications, Invention
Geographical coverage Ireland
Original language English
Language used English
Subtitle language -
Material type Video
Item type Part/extract
Item duration 10:07
Item colour Colour
Item sound Mono
Aspect ratio 4:3
Filename drlaweb_20120308_lls_phone_001007_96d00473_19840519.mp4
Identifier EUS_2A44D6769D5A4DD3BAE7EA640F9D9926
Original identifier 96D00473
Relation -
Relation type -
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