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RTE and Northern Ireland


BloggerBob

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Listening at times to RTE news it is hard to know what country we live in. There are times that out of four or five stories two or three can be about a road traffic accident in NI, an assault that took place somewhere else up there etc. Very sad and upsetting for those concerned but really such news about another country is taking this Irish PC thing a bit too far. The Germans don't report such stories about the Dutch and similar to the French and Belgium. Even UTV and BBC NI don't report similar stories about the republic.
 


Ulster-Lad

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SideysGhost

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What is it with this forum and the seemingly endless supply of teenage Cruiserologist nutters?
 

Fullforward

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Listening at times to RTE news it is hard to know what country we live in. There are times that out of four or five stories two or three can be about a road traffic accident in NI, an assault that took place somewhere else up there etc. Very sad and upsetting for those concerned but really such news about another country is taking this Irish PC thing a bit too far. The Germans don't report such stories about the Dutch and similar to the French and Belgium. Even UTV and BBC NI don't report similar stories about the republic.

I bet that you are the type of clown who thinks that Derry V Cavan is an International game. Go Home, your tiny village with its in-bred population are missing its idiot.

If you were in a car accident just south of jonesboro would you refuse treatment in Newry Hospital?
 

Eire1976

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No the Germans don't report much about Holland. They primarily report about their country, which was also divided until 1989. If rte do start reporting trivial matters from a foreign country do let us know. I only hear Irish news on there.
 

Fullforward

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Listening at times to RTE news it is hard to know what country we live in. There are times that out of four or five stories two or three can be about a road traffic accident in NI, an assault that took place somewhere else up there etc. Very sad and upsetting for those concerned but really such news about another country is taking this Irish PC thing a bit too far. The Germans don't report such stories about the Dutch and similar to the French and Belgium. Even UTV and BBC NI don't report similar stories about the republic.
Do you complain when the same news reports on soccer from ANOTHER COUNTRY?
 

Clanrickard

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Listening at times to RTE news it is hard to know what country we live in. There are times that out of four or five stories two or three can be about a road traffic accident in NI, an assault that took place somewhere else up there etc. Very sad and upsetting for those concerned but really such news about another country is taking this Irish PC thing a bit too far. The Germans don't report such stories about the Dutch and similar to the French and Belgium. Even UTV and BBC NI don't report similar stories about the republic.
 

Sister Mercedes

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Do you know that many Licence payers lives are greatly affected by what might or might not happen in the north.
At this time of year, many Irish people are either in or heading to the Canary Islands. Why doesn't RTE carry stories about road accidents in Tenerife and Lanzarotte?
 

Sister Mercedes

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If you need me to tell why it's not worth me telling you.
Go on anyway. Tell me why traffic accidents in Northern Ireland (which none of my neighbors ever visit) are so much more important on the RTE news than traffic accidents in Lanzarotte or Tenerife (which my neighbors visit all the time).
 

Ex celt

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A lot more than do about the repetitive 'rinse-and-repeat' tribal shenanigans in Northern Ireland.
Rte is awful anyway and the cuts are kicking in. They have closed the London office. The few presenters left are double jobbing. Plank Kenny is now helping out in Prime Time. Luscious Miriam was doing the new years eve shambolics from Dame St with the "stellar" panel. Only thing worth watching is Eastenders. Also a huge proportion of the budget is spent on TG4 to promote a language that no one speaks. Admittedly the pixieheads on tg4 make better programmes with the money than the geniuses in Montrose.
It therefore logically follows that the people of the wasteland(aka eire)needs to be kept informed about the doings of their betters in the UK.
 

picador

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Listening at times to RTE news it is hard to know what country we live in. There are times that out of four or five stories two or three can be about a road traffic accident in NI, an assault that took place somewhere else up there etc. Very sad and upsetting for those concerned but really such news about another country is taking this Irish PC thing a bit too far. The Germans don't report such stories about the Dutch and similar to the French and Belgium. Even UTV and BBC NI don't report similar stories about the republic.
First of all, UTV and BBC NI do report similar stories from the 26-counties.

Secondly, you know what you are.
 

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