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RTÉ Investigates, Katja Mia and Kin amongst RTS Republic of Ireland Television Award winners



Dublin gangster drama Kin was honoured at the RTS Ireland Awards, with the RTÉ series winning the Scripted award for its second season.

Katja Mia, who presents The Six O’Clock Show and Uprising on Virgin Media Television, received the Breakthrough Talent award. Mia recently won the hearts of the nation as a contestant on RTÉ’s Dancing with the Stars.

She said: “It means the absolute world to me to have my achievements recognised by RTS Ireland and the industry. This is just the beginning for me, and I’m so excited for what’s next.”

The Entertainment award went to Virgin Media Television’s breakfast show, Ireland AM, whose AI special featured a script that was AI-composed.

The News Coverage prize was won by Dublin Riots: A Day That Shook the Nation, the Sky News report on last November’s shocking disturbances, while the Current Affairs award went to RTÉ Investigates for its report Milking It: Dairy’s Dirty Secret, an exposé of the mistreatment of livestock.

The 11 winners, announced at a ceremony hosted by Dermot Whelan at Dublin’s Liberty Hall Theatre in March, were spread across RTÉ, Virgin Media, Sky Ireland and TG4.

RTS Republic of Ireland Chair Agnes Cogan said: “This year’s winners exemplify the exceptional calibre of Irish television content…. We are a small but flourishing island, and I couldn’t be prouder of the outstanding programming we produce.”

RTS Republic of Ireland Television Awards winners

Animation and Children’s – JourneyCam International – Dyehouse Films for RTÉ

Breakthrough Talent – Katja Mia

Entertainment – Ireland AM, AI Special – Virgin Media Television

Factual Entertainment – Secrets from the Dancefloor – RTÉ Documentary Unit for RTÉ

Factual Series – Six Silent Killings: Ireland’s Vanishing Triangle – Five Mile Films for Sky

Factual Single – Taking Back Control – Fine Point Films for RTÉ

Specialist Factual – Ireland’s Wild Islands – Crossing The Line Productions for RTÉ

News Coverage – Dublin Riots: A Day that Shook the Nation – Sky News for Sky

Current Affairs – RTÉ Investigates, Milking It: Dairy’s Dirty Secret – RTÉ Investigations Unit for RTÉ

Scripted – Kin, season 2 – Metropolitan Films International Ltd for RTÉ

Sport – Misneach: Alex Lee – Midas ­Productions for TG4

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