As well as returning favourites, 53 new series in total will debut on RTE One including The Ray D'Arcy Show, a chat and entertainment show hosted by Ray D'Arcy in the primetime Saturday evening slot.

Speaking about his new show at today's launch D'Arcy said: "Hopefully we will reflect the Ireland of 2016, the stories that get people talking"

New documentaries include the Liam Neeson-narrated 1916, Hidden Impact: Rugby's Concussion Crisis, Stetson's and Stilettos a look at country star and hearthrob Nathan Carter, Call Back, in which Joe Duffy revisits some of Liveline's most memorable stories and Recruits a fly on the wall series that follows new recruits in the Irish Defence Forces as they face a gruelling 17 weeks of training.

Other entertainment shows returning in the Autumn include Mrs Brown's Boys, The Voice of Ireland and Ireland's Fittest Family, while new lifestyle shows You Should Really See a Doctor and A Week to My Wedding join the likes of Operation Transformation, Today and Home of the Year.

Una Theresa Imogene Foden is an Irish singer-songwriter, musician, and a television presenter. She rose to fame in 2008 as a member of English–Irish girl band The Saturdays. The group achieved substantial success with numerous top-ten hits as well as a hit number one single entitled 'What About Us'. In October 2014, it was confirmed Una would become a judge on The Voice of Ireland.