Síle Seoige’s powerful documentary nominated for Irish television awards

Galway Daily television Síle Seoige's powerful documentary nominated for Irish television awards

The powerful documentary by Galway TV presenter Síle Seoige is one of the nominees for this year’s RTS Ireland Television Awards.

The awards nominees, announced this week, were chosen from among almost 100 entries in ten categories this year.

Síle’s powerful documentary Síle Seoige: Deireadh Tochta which explored the grief, hopes, fears, and frustrations of those who have gone through miscarriage is nominated in the ‘Factual Single’ category.

First broadcast on TG4 in April of last year, the hour-long documentary film was inspired by Síle’s own experience having opened up about her miscarriage on social media in 2019.

She was overwhelmed by response that she received, describing it as ‘an avalanche’ of replies from people who had been through the same thing.

In documentary, produced by Tyrone Productions, Síle met women, couples, doctors and service providers in an effort to investigate the medical, emotional, psychological, and sociological elements of miscarriage, to help society understand it better.

The winners of this year’s RTS Ireland Television Awards will be announced on April 12 at an event in the RDS Concert Hall, hosted by Bláthnaid Treacy and Nuala Carey.

The full list of nominees for this year’s awards are:

1 – DRAMA | with thanks to Screen Ireland

Dalgliesh – New Pictures Ltd

Hidden Assets – Saffron Moon [RTÉ]

Smother – Treasure Entertainment Ltd / BBC Studios [RTÉ]


2 – ENTERTAINMENT | with thanks to Piranha Bar

BOWIE: Starman with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra [RTÉ]

Ireland’s Fittest Family – Animo TV, Kite Entertainment Ltd [RTÉ]

Last Singer Standing – ShinAwiL [RTÉ]

Special Forces – Ultimate Hell Week – Motive Television [RTÉ]

The Deirdre O’Kane Show – Kite Entertainment Ltd [SKY]


3 – FACTUAL SERIES | with thanks to Egg Post Production

MISNEACH – Midas Productions [TG4]

Murder at the Cottage: The Search for Justice for Sophie – Hell’s Kitchen, Dare Films in association with Sky Studios [SKY]

RTÉ Investigates – Who Am I? The story of Ireland’s Illegal Adoptions [RTÉ]

The Case I Can’t Forget – Rare Television Ireland Ltd and Green Inc Film and TV Ltd [RTÉ]

The Killing of Fr. Niall Molloy – Flawless Films [RTÉ]


4 – FACTUAL SINGLE | with thanks to Nemeton TV

Keelin Shanley: Faraway, Still Close – Scratch Films Ltd. [RTÉ]

Let the Rest of the World Go By – Angelo Films / Ponder [RTÉ]

Síle Seoige: Deireadh Tochta – TYRONE PRODUCTIONS [TG4]

The Irish Wedding – Atom Films [RTÉ]

Tomorrow Is Saturday – GMarsh TV Productions [RTÉ]


5 – SPORT | with thanks to TVM

17 Days in The Crucible – Proposition Films [Eir Sport]

Barney Curley: The Man Who Beat The Bookies – True Films [RTÉ, BBC Northern Ireland]

Finding Jack Charlton – Noah Media Group, Virgin Media, BBC [Virgin Media Television]

Horizon Tokyo – Brick Films [RTÉ]

Rachael Blackmore: A Grand Year – Fifty-Three Six [RTÉ]


6 – NEWS & CURRENT AFFAIRS | with thanks to Camerakit.ie

Brexit, the protocol and the fallout 2021 [Sky]

Opening Another Year With COVID [Virgin Media Television]

RTÉ Investigates – Covid 19 The Third Wave [RTÉ]


7 – ANIMATION | with thanks to Windmill Lane

Adam Saves Christmas – Kavaleer Productions [RTÉ]

Bóin agus Beach – Paper Owl Films [RTÉ]

Dagda’s Harp – Cardel Entertainment [RTÉ]


8 – SPECIALIST FACTUAL| with thanks to Screenscene

An Cuan – Oddboy Media [TG4]

Jack B. Yeats: The Man Who Painted Ireland – Averner Films [RTÉ]

My Tribe – Mo Threibh – Mind the Gap Films [RTÉ]

Seán Ó Riada – Mo Sheanathair – Táin Media [TG4]

Voices of Ireland – Red Shoe [Sky]


9 – CHILDREN’S PROGRAMME | with thanks to IMRO

Critters TV – Turnip + Duck [RTÉ]

Mo Shaol, Do Shaol – Macalla Teo [TG4]

Na Debs – TicToc Drama – Fibin Media [TG4]

Nova Jones – Friends of Nova – JAM Media [BBC]

Royals Next Door – Ink and Light, Pikkukala Oy, Pikkukala ES & Walking the Dog [RTÉ]


10 – FACTUAL ENTERTAINMENT | with thanks to Ardmore Studios

Eating With The Enemy – Animo TV Productions LTD [Virgin Media Television]

Gogglebox Ireland – Kite Entertainment Ltd [Virgin Media Television]

Home of The Year – ShinAwiL [RTÉ]


The 2 Johnnies Take on – Straywave Media Ltd [RTÉ]