SAORSAT SATELLITE LIFTS IRELAND TO UNIVERSAL PUBLIC BROADCAST ACCESS.
SAORVIEW, the new free to air digital television service, has now been joined by SAORSAT*, a new satellite service provided by RTÉNL. The result is that there is now universal Free-To-Air access across Ireland to public service broadcasting for the first time in the history of the State

via Saorview

Read more about Saorsat on Ka-Sat @9E here

You can’t use a Sky box or Sky dish. To receive UK Free TV also (Freesat HD) you need a 80cm to 110cm high quality dish with a “bar” to allow mount of regular LNBF and Ka Band LNBF. Seek advice of an ISAA registered Installer.

The full list of TV channels available on SAORSAT is currently  RTÉ One, RTÉ Two HD, RTÉ News Now, RTÉjr, RTÉ One+1 and TG4. The service also includes RTÉ’s main and digital radio services, RTÉ Digital Aertel and an Electronic Programme Guide.

(RTE 4th May 2012)