Leitrim student to create live TV in aid of histocytosis

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Ballinamore native, Siobhán McTague, a 1st Year Irish and Media Studies student in Dublin City University, is this week raising vital funds for the Histiocytosis Research Trust through the production of 24 hours of live television content.

Ballinamore native, Siobhán McTague, a 1st Year Irish and Media Studies student in Dublin City University, is this week raising vital funds for the Histiocytosis Research Trust through the production of 24 hours of live television content.

Siobhán is an active member of Dublin City University’s Media Production Society (MPS), who are running the DCUtv 24 Hour Broadcast which goes live at 9pm this Friday, December 5th, as she explains:

“The broadcast is such a great way to get hands on experience with professional cameras & sound equipment, this is my second year producing shows and taking part and it is honestly the highlight of my college year. It’s such a great bonding experience and when it’s for such a worthy charity it makes it all the more special.”

The charity was chosen on the suggestion of Niamh Ní Ruarí, a first year Journalism student in DCU suffering from Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis, a rare type of blood cancer.

The DCUtv and Bank of Ireland 24 Hour Broadcast in aid of the Histiocytosis Research Trust runs from 9pm on Friday 5th to Saturday 6th of December. How do you donate? You can get involved with broadcast on social media using the hashtag #DCUtv24 on Twitter.