May Bank Holiday Closedowns

Traffic Deadlines

Day Closing Deadline Day & Time
Monday closes on Friday at 12 noon
Tuesday closes on Monday at 12 noon
Wednesday closes on Tuesday at 12 noon
Thursday closes on Wednesday at 12 noon
Friday closes on Thursday at 12 noon
Saturday closes on Thursday at 12 noon
Sunday closes on Friday at 12 noon
Please note the deadlines shown above are for all standard weeks
Bank/Public Holiday deadlines will be issued to creative and buying agencies on an individual basis

Copy Instructions

Copy can be sent digitally via IMD Adsat/Adstream or as per our traffic deadlines above. All clock numbers (limited to 15 characters) & copy instructions must be sent using CARIA or using the designated form and emailed no later than 12 noon as per the traffic deadlines to

It is essential that all copy due to air on RTE includes the relevant music details, this is a Legal Requirement & needs to be adhered to, failure to do so could result in copy not going to air.

Rotation Instruction Form


RTÉ only hold copy for 3 months after last transmission date.


Music Details (if applicable) must be included with copy instructions.

Copy Delivery Specs, Deadlines & Charges


A late delivery charge of €212.50 (plus VAT) per piece of copy not received by the deadlines above will be applied.
Any transmission missed due to copy delivery will be charged for in full.

Only in exceptional circumstances and with prior written agreement with RTÉ, will any exception be allowed.

If you have any further queries, please don’t hesitate to contact or by calling

Carla (00 353 1 2082005) or Chris (00 353 1 2082260)


Copy for clearance should be sent for approval as early as possible prior to transmission to (00 353 1 2083116) and will be accepted in any of the following formats: scripts, storyboards, MPEGs, provided they are accompanied by required copy clearance form. Our Copy clearance committee sit on Tuesday & Thursday mornings at 9.15am.   See our Copy Clearance section for more details.

Sponsorship Copy Instructions & Rotation Schedules

Copy instructions and rotation schedules (with clock numbers, sting titles & durations) should be submitted via email using the copy instructions form to no later than 12pm at least three working days prior to transmission.

We would appreciate if all copy instructions for stings and advertising copy includes the relevant music details. Sponsorship copy should be delivered in the same way as advertising copy, using IMD, Adstream or directly to our Commercial Library and must be delivered to RTÉ no later than 12pm three working days prior to transmission.