Please note: these pages have been reproduced from the following website: The Irish Pirate Radio 1978-1988

The original site contains an excellent archive of pirate radio in Ireland, but it is hampered by the fact Geocities UK place a limit on the number of pageviews on the site. The site is then blocked. After that, you have to wait over an hour to view the site again. So to get around this, I have reproduced the pages here, where there are no restrictions on viewing limits!


"Comin' atcha" (baby, and it's gonna be fantastic!!)


On February 28th (1978), an application was made by RTE to the Government to begin a second radio station i.e. "RTE Radio 2". This the Government considered, and at the cabinet meeting on Friday October 6th, after discussing it, they gave the right to RTE to establish a second radio channel. 1979: Mr. George Waters in February(2-2-79), as the RTE Director General announces at the Wexford Opera Festival the start date for the new music station will be May 31. It was to the music critic of "The Irish Times" something very retrograde and he was not to attend the launch of what he termed "RE2", when May 31 came around. Meanwhile speaking at the annual Jacob's TV and Radio award's at the close of March, the Taoiseach referred to the illegal stations. Mr. Lynch said legislation to stamp out the pirates would be introduced soon in the Dáil.


When the pirate radio station ARD got raided - The Irish Independent 1-2-78

When the pirate radio station ARD got raided - The Irish Press 1-2-78


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