Documentary on One - RTÉ Documentaries

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Multi award winning documentaries from Ireland. With over 1,700 documentaries on offer, the Documentary On One has the largest archive of documentaries available globally. These productions are radio stories about real life and contain documentaries dating as far back as 1954, right up to the present day. A wealth of life, ideas and experiences are on offer - but most importantly - stories. Winner of over 150 national and international awards since 2008, why not immerse yourself in a world of sound, story and character.

A Fight To The End Oct. 4, 2019

In December 2016, Eileen Kenny lost a long battle with cancer. It was not the only battle that Eileen fought in the previous years. Dissatisfied with her treatment, and seeking answers, she had been through a struggle with both her treating doctor and the Irish Medical Council. A struggle that has left her family without closure. (2019)

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Older Episodes

Brendan Keenan examines the support available to people who would like to setup a business by following the efforts of Harry Lynam as he engages with the Industrial Development Authority to try and get his company Lake Electronics off the ground. (1980)
Return To The Green Line Sept. 26, 2019
In 1996, Gardaí deployed on UN peacekeeping duties in Cyprus saw two men killed. Unarmed, and caught up in the violence within the UN buffer zone, Garda Frank Flood witnessed both killings at close hand. Now, for the first time in almost a quarter-of-a-century, Frank is returning to Cyprus to ...
The Undetectables Sept. 20, 2019
Thousands of Irish people live with HIV today. You can’t see it in their face. Many of them are living in the shadows, fearful of judgement. The numbers of people being diagnosed with HIV are higher than they have ever been. We meet four people affected by HIV and find ...
DocArchive (1989): Brides Sept. 17, 2019
Two women, born almost 50 years apart, recall meeting their husband, falling in love and marrying. (1989)
When an 81 year old woman, in good health, pitched an idea into us about death and dying, we had to find out more. So in early 2019, we began following Gray Cahill as she put a plan in place for when she dies. In planning ahead, she's also looking ...
John S Doyle describes life in Mexico as he travels through Mexico City and Oaxaca encountering different people and hearing their stories. John also speaks to UCD's Declan Kiberd on his unusual meeting with former Mexican President Carlos Salinas de Gortari. (1997)
Brendan Behan in Paris Sept. 6, 2019
Brendan Behan is one of Ireland's greatest writers. Some of his most important work was influenced by time he spent in Paris just after World War II where he mixed with some of the most important writers of the 20th century. In an interview never previously broadcast, Behan reveals the ...
Ed Mulhall looks at the football career of Belfast born George Best, who went on to become Ireland's best known footballer. Recalled as the fifth 'Beatle', George Best enjoyed a celebrity lifestyle which made him front page news among tabloids but not for his football, which made him famous from ...
The story of how a little bull from the west of Ireland made national & international headlines which soon became an online viral sensation. In 2014 Joe Kelly, a farmer in county Mayo bought Benjy the bull to breed with his herd of cows but Benjy had no interest with ...
Reprisals Aug. 23, 2019
Set in South Galway against the backdrop of one of the bloodiest months of the Irish War of Independence, the dramatic story of the short life and tragic death of 24-year-old Eileen Quinn who was shot by uniformed men outside her home in 1920. Almost 100 years later Eileen’s grand-niece ...
Amy Herron’s grandad was one of the most famous people in Ireland. He was Elephant-keeper at Dublin Zoo and entertained crowds with Sarah the elephant. Amy Herron finds out about the fun side of her grandad’s work but also learns about the treatment of elephants then that would not be ...
Back To The Rock Aug. 9, 2019
In August 1979, a massive Atlantic storm turned the Fastnet Yacht Race into the greatest yacht-racing disaster ever witnessed. In spite of the biggest peacetime rescue effort at sea, 21 people died, boats were dismasted, abandoned or sunk as the race became a fight to stay alive. On one of ...
When Nan Delaney, from Co. Laois, died, her six children came across a small wooden box that she had kept private all her life. When they opened it, they discovered evidence of a time, in their family, when things were extremely stressful and frightening. In this documentary, the children recall ...
Thomas and Tess July 26, 2019
Tess Murray never forgot her first love. She was a young teacher, engaged to Thomas McEver, a chemist who had moved to Dunmore Co. Galway as the Irish War of Independence was drawing to a close in the spring of 1921. But fate took a tragic turn one night when ...
The Baron of Broadway July 19, 2019
This is the near-unbelievable story of a man who, in the 1950s, tried to purchase the six counties of Northern Ireland and gift them to the Republic of Ireland. In 1914, West Limerick man John J Hanley left for New York to gentrify his persona into the 'Baron of Broadway'. ...
Cigarettes and Samba July 12, 2019
The Irish soccer team’s 1982 tour of South America during the Falklands War was a farcical episode in Irish sport. 4 games, 3 defeats, 2 cancellations. But how did half the squad end up being detained by armed police? And how did a carpet salesman from Limerick end up sitting ...
The Whistleblower July 5, 2019
In 1976 the Cork to Dublin mail train was robbed of £200,000. Cormac Breatnach’s brother Osgur was arrested for it, confessed and was jailed for 12 years. But there was a catch. He didn’t do it. The devastation of the injustice was enormous as Osgur’s family tried to come to ...
The Man From Tallahassee June 28, 2019
Ed Randolph came to Ireland to play Basketball in the 1980s. While most of his fellow American players went back home, Ed met Ann, settled down and had a family in Bray. He made a sporting life coaching and playing the game he loves well into middle age. (2019)
Our Documentary archive from 1981 looks at the EEC's Economic and Social Committee, the organisation known before the European Union was formed. We hear from diplomats and politicians in Europe about the structure and issues of such an organisation, as Ireland was a relatively new member and many felt it ...