Saturday 29 April 2017

Losses up at Colgan's Tyrone Productions

John McColgan
John McColgan
Donal O'Donovan

Donal O'Donovan

Tyrone Productions, the television company founded by Riverdance creators Moya Doherty and John McColgan, made a loss of €128,947 in 2015, according to accounts just filed at the Companies Office.

John McColgan is sole owner of the business, and Moya Doherty stood down as a director in 2014 after her appointment as chairwoman of RTÉ. The latest abridged accounts show losses more than doubled from €62,000 and turnover dropped sharply last year. Tyrone Productions is a major producer of programming for RTÉ, TV3 and TG4 and BBC.

This year, the period after the accounts, it scored big commissions from RTÉ to produce the 1916 Centenary Concert from the Bord Gáis Theatre and for 'Laochra', the GAA's 1916 centenary commemoration performed and broadcast after the Alliance National League Final.

Tyrone received an Irish Film and TV Award (IFTA) this year for the 'My Life' documentary for CBBC. That followed last year's award for 'High Hopes', a three-part documentary series on choir master David Brophy's work with the homeless communities in Dublin and Waterford.

Current productions including 'Fighting for Baby', a four-part documentary for TV3 following couples' and individuals' harrowing journeys through IVF treatment.

Irish Independent

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