Tuesday 23 October 2018

Nuacht an lae: Seoige goes back to TG4

LARISSA NOLAN SHE is now one of Ireland's best-known broadcasters, but TV's Grainne Seoige has not forgotten her roots.

The 32-year-old - who is preparing to front her own new chat show - began her career as a fresh-faced newsreader in TG4, along with Gillian Ni Cheallaigh.

The pair return to the station next month to front a programme celebrating 10 years of the Irish-language station.

Grainne and Gillian presented the first Nuacht bulletin on Hallowe'en 1996, the station's opening night.

Grainne has since moved on and up to TV3, Sky News and most recently, RTE, where she will co-present an afternoon show along with Joe O'Shea, called Seoige and O'Shea.

Gillian is now a successful journalist with the BBC in London.

Nuacht gets a new presenter tomorrow, as Eimear Chonaola takes the hot seat at 7pm on weekdays.

Eimear has been a journalist with Nuacht TG4 since October 2000, and a weekend reader on Nuacht bulletins since 2001.

Eimear, like Grainne Seoige, is from Spiddal in the Connemara Gaeltacht. She said she is greatly looking forward to the new challenge of bringing news to the public on a daily basis.

TG4, which started out on October 31, 1996, as Teilifis na Gaeilge, has a core viewership of 100,000.

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