On November 24, 2011, An Post issued three stamps commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the first Irish television broadcasts. The stamps feature TVs and a hand-held device, which evoke a sense of the Past, Present & Future. On the screens are iconic images of The Late Late Show host Gay Byrne, children's TV presenter, Emma O'Driscoll, on the set of Hubble and renowned newsreader, Anne Doyle.
Irish Television broadcasting will be 50 years old on New Year's Eve 2011. A year of special broadcasting and other public events is planned by RTE across 2012, as Ireland moves fully into the digital age in its second half-century of Television.
The stamps and first day cover were designed by Ger Garland.