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Six-one makes headlines with 25th birthday bash

RTE'S most iconic news programme was today celebrating 25 years of being on air.

Six One' newsreaders past and present last night celebrated the programme's silver anniversary.

The nightly news programme's first broadcast was on October 3, 1988. The show was originally co-presented by Sean Duignan and Eileen Dunne while the sports news was anchored by the late Colm Murray and Vere Wynne Jones. Bryan Dobson, Liam Cahill and Michael Ronayne covered business news.