Over two-thirds of voters want RTÉ to keep broadcasting the Angelus 1 year ago

Over two-thirds of voters want RTÉ to keep broadcasting the Angelus

Should it be allowed?

You know the Angelus.

Is it possible to live in Ireland and not know the Angelus?

For sake of argument, here's the Angelus:

Clip via Tomás Éire

Solemn. Reflective. Iconic.

Having debuted on our TV screens in 1962, the 60-second bell-heavy ode to Catholic devotion is recognised as a daily institution in Irish life.

And the Angelus is still quite popular, too, it seems.

As part of RTÉ's official Presidential Election Poll, participating voters were asked if RTÉ should remove the Angelus from its current position as a lead-in to its Six One news broadcasts.

68% of those polled said that they would keep the Angelus, while 21% declared that they would stop it.

11%, meanwhile, refused to comment either way on the matter.

Angelus

Having enjoyed something of a modern revamp in 2015 that toned down more overtly religious aspects a touch, could the Angelus be set for another tweak in the wake of the Blasphemy referendum result?

Time will tell.