The RTS Ireland Television Awards 2024 | Gradaim RTS 2024

Awards Ceremony

Tuesday, 19 March, 2024


The Irish TV Industry gathers, as the winners of the Royal Television Society Republic of Ireland Awards / Gradaim 2024 are announced.

11 winners spread across RTÉ, Virgin Media, Sky Ireland and TG4

Breakthrough Talent awarded to Katja Mia



RTS Republic of Ireland are pleased to announce the 2024 RTS Ireland award winners. The highly recognised awards ceremony took place this evening in Dublin’s Liberty Hall Theatre (Tuesday 19th March) with host Dermot Whelan at the helm. The ceremony honoured the outstanding achievements in Irish television programming over the past year and highlighted the many talented professionals in Ireland’s TV industry.

Katja Mia was presented with the Breakthrough Talent award by Louise Cantillon. Katja hosts The Six O’Clock Show and Uprising on Virgin Media Television and recently won the heart of the nation as a contestant on this year’s RTÉ’s Dancing with the Stars. The prestigious Breakthrough Talent Award is decided by the Royal Television Society Republic of Ireland Committee, comprising of representatives from Virgin Media, TG4, Sky, RTÉ and the independent Irish television industry. This year they recognised Katja’s talent, hard work and inspiring influence and impact on Irish audiences.

On accepting her award, Katja Mia said: I am beyond thrilled to be the recipient of the 2024 Breakthrough Talent Award. It means the absolute word 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”.

Agnes Cogan, RTS Republic of Ireland Chair said: “this year’s winners exemplify the exceptional calibre of Irish television content that is continuing to elevate the standards of Irish television. We are a small but flourishing island, and I couldn’t be prouder of the outstanding programming we produce. On behalf of the RTS Republic of Ireland committee, I want to send my heartfelt congratulations to all nominees and winners for their outstanding work and to our esteemed panel of judges for making an invaluable contribution to this year’s awards.



Animation and Children's Programmes | Beochan agus Páistí with thanks to Windmill Lane: JourneyCam International

Production Company: Dyehouse Films
Broadcaster: RTÉ
Fia's Fairies
Silly Sundays
Space Camp Challenge

Current Affairs | Cúrsaí Reatha: Milking It: Dairy's Dirty Secret

Production Company: RTÉ IU
Broadcaster: RTÉ
'Brother, Informer, Soldier, Spy'
RTE Investigates: Sex for Rent
RTÉ Investigates: The Planning Trap
Céad Míle Fáilte

Entertainment | Siamsaíocht with thanks to Piranha Bar: Ireland AM - A.I. Special

Production Company: Virgin Media Television
Ireland’s Fittest Family Series 11
Callan Kicks The Year 2023
2 Johnnies' Late Night Lock In
Darren and Joe's Rugby Bandwagon

Factual Entertainment | Siamsaíocht Fhíorasach with thanks to IMRO: Secrets From the Dancefloor

Production Company: RTÉ
Dylan McGrath's Secret Service
Living with Lucy & Mary Coughlan
The Salvage Squad
Grá ar an Trá

Factual Series | Sraith Fhíorasach with thanks to Egg Post Production: Six Silent Killings: Ireland's Vanishing Triangle

Production Company: Five Mile Films Ltd
Broadcaster: Sky
Inside the Hospice
Dublin Narcos
Born Too Soon
The Guards

Factual Single | Clár Fíorasach Aonair with thanks to Nemeton TV: Taking Back Control

Production Company: Fine Point Films
Broadcaster: RTÉ
Patrick A Young Traveller Lost
Secret Peacemaker
Inis Meáin Idir Dhá Linn

News Coverage | Clúdach Nuachta with thanks to Dublin Riots : A day that shook the nation

Production Company: SKY NEWS
Broadcaster: SKY
President Biden's Visit to Ireland
VM News - Dublin Riots
VM News - The Ashling Murphy Murder Trial

Scripted | Réamhscriptithe with thanks to Screen Ireland: Kin Season 2

Production Company: Metropolitan Films International Limited
Broadcaster: RTÉ
Falling For The Life Of Alex Whelan

Specialist Factual | Sainchlár Fíorasach with thanks to Screen Scene: Ireland's Wild Islands

Production Company: Crossing the Line Productions
Broadcaster: RTÉ, ARTE, Love Nature
Nothing Compares
The Silent Civil War
Imogen From The Heart

Sport | Spórt with thanks to TVM: Misneach - Alex Lee

Production Company: Midas Productions
Broadcaster: TG4
The Road Down Under
Liam Brady: The Irishman Abroad
Ré Réabhlóide CLG agus Cogadh na gCarad
Gaiscí GPA i Kenya



Many thanks to our broadcasters Sky Ireland, Virgin Media, RTÉ and TG4 and to our awards partners: Screen Ireland, Coimisiún na Meán and Screen Producers Ireland.