Tuesday 17th November 2015, Dublin:
Irish TV receives a Community & Social Responsibility Award from Breda Collins, Chairman of Irish Water Safety and Alan Kelly T.D., Minister of Environment, Community & Local Government.
Photograph: David Branigan/Oceansport
Irish TV broadcasts local stories to a global audience on Sky channel 191 and is viewed in 140 countries across the world. They have supported Irish Water Safety by creating and broadcasting public service announcements that give viewers the knowledge they need to stay safe near water. In addition to this free advertising, Irish TV dedicated a full half hour prime time programme to the coverage of Irish Water Safety’s National Lifesaving Championships in Spanish Point, Co Clare. This programme highlighted the importance of learning swimming and lifesaving skills and promoted the important work of our Lifeguards around the country. For this we are deeply grateful.