General Information

In this section you will find information on Copy Clearance and how to submit your copy for approval. It is highly recommended to also read the additional information on the subsections Airtime and Sponsorhip for a better understanding of how copy clearance works in each case.

Clearance Submission Form & Instructions

All copy for Clearance must be accompanied by a completed Copy Clearance Submission PDF Form as it is this form which creates an electronic case for you in the electronic Clearance system (if submitted correctly you will receive an automated response with a Case number).  The Clearance Submission PDF Form must be filled in using Adobe 8.0 or higher. Email your completed form along with your copy to adclearance@rte.ie and we will get back to you if any questions arise regarding your copy.

Download the copy
clearance form

Specific instructions for MAC users

Attachments requiring Clearance can be provided in script and/or mp3 or low res mpeg format (Quicktime/Windows Media Player). Although preliminary approval can be provided at script level it is important to note that in all cases final approval is entirely dependent upon approval being given to copy planned for transmission.

When submitting copy on behalf of an advertiser/agency, please note:

  • Attachment Titles cannot include the following: \ / : * ? ” < > | # { } % ~ &
  • Each submission can contain a maximum of 4 pieces of copy.
  • Documents containing scripts must only contain one script each (i.e. 1 script per Word document).
  • Please note links to websites containing commercials cannot be processed. Low resolution mpgs or  mp3’s are required to be emailed as attachments.

How to Submit for Clearance using a MAC

  1. First you first need to download adobe Version 8 or higher which is available free on the following  link; http://get.adobe.com/reader/
  2. Go to Downloads and click on Adobe Application Icon, a message may appear on your screen stating  the following;“Adobe Reader is not currently configured to be the default application for PDF files. Would you like to
    make PDF files open with Adobe Reader instead of Preview?”
    Please click Yes.
  3. Go back into Downloads double click on Adobe Reader Icon, click Open and select the Copy  Clearance Form from the list which you have just saved onto the Desktop. Complete the Form with all  details and re-save.
  4. Then email adclearance@rte.ie and attach your completed Clearance Submission Form along with  the copy requiring Clearance (script/mpeg/mp3 etc.)