Nothing seems more appropriate, as we head into the New Year, than looking back over the fifty years of programming provided by RTÉ and celebrating the past.
WorldIrish.com [As of September 8, 2016 this website is no longer available] has created a profile of what was originally called Telefis Éireann in honor of this anniversary and they have included several videos which chronicle the five decades of television programming (briefly! These are about 2 minutes long). Here is one that mentions Gabriel Byrne:
Thanks to Kim S. for the heads up on this! Was typing so fast when I posted this that I forgot to say thanks to Kim!