Great post , it's hard to believe that in 40yrs they haven't been able to raise the bar in professionalism .(Southern) Ireland has a population of just c4million.
Our broadcast talent comes from a very small pool.
It's flattering to call RTE a 'National Broadcaster', as it's really just an amateurish regional set-up.
The licence fee allows RTE to inflate the salaries of their 'stars', far in excess of their true worth, contributing to their undeserved egos.
The whole thing is long past it's sell-by date.
LOL, ah yes, that twitching overly dramatic geezer in Washington who tells us how bad Trump is. Isn't he the son of Keith Wood?why doesn't that Baldy Washington Correspondent on RTÉ not wear a mask or else control his facial muscles movements.His hands also need to be stapled to the desk in the studio and the props dept can put a disguise over them so the audience can't see it.I'd recommend the Anonymous face mask , at present he is like one of the Spitting Image muppets or better yet an Ernie or Bert or even a Doppelganger of Right Said Fred .
That's a bit rich, coming from someone who can barely write in English.Just watching rte news and they had a report from somewhere in Donegal and the correspondent had some kind of a mixed N Ireland / Scottish accent ....... good lord he was hard to listen to may has well of been speaking Chinese .:lol: