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RTE on mid-term?


harpsman

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Noticed the main news only half hour yesterday and the lunchtime news only 6 minutes on Tuesday.
Reminded me of an article Declan Lynch(yes in the Sindo-calm yourselves) a few years ago- "The World Ended Today-Heres Reeling In The Years".

Dont get me wrong,I love a bit of RITY as much as the next man but can anyone explain why RTE deem this week less newsworthy than any other?
 

zakalwe1

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few courts are sitting, the dail is on a break, the schools and colleges are off....
slow news, like august...

biggest news yesterday was that the troika would start monitoring health spending....i mean wtf have they been doing for the past 2 years? isn't the CNAG and the DOH not supposed to be doing that on a monthly basis also? surely its just a matter of including them on the circulation list.
troika approval required for any new spend and/or salary review....now that would be news
 

ShoutingIsLeadership

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There is actually no news to be had when the politicians are on their holiers. This is because news outlets rely on politicians and their publicists to drip feed them 'news'. Everything else that happens, just happens and is ignored. The world continues to spin on its axis, and we are all the better for not being reminded everyday about how poorly off we apparently are (with our first world problems).
 

Astral Peaks

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Noticed the main news only half hour yesterday and the lunchtime news only 6 minutes on Tuesday.
Reminded me of an article Declan Lynch(yes in the Sindo-calm yourselves) a few years ago- "The World Ended Today-Heres Reeling In The Years".

Dont get me wrong,I love a bit of RITY as much as the next man but can anyone explain why RTE deem this week less newsworthy than any other?
Montrose is on holidays..........poor Michael Murphy working overtime.....
 

zakalwe1

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Kim jnr is having a hissy fit i suppose...bet we don't have blanket coverage with 5 correspondents as with the vatican popefest
 

Aindriu

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RTÉ is always cac when the schools/Dáil is off. How many more times are they going to show Reeling in the Years???
 

Analyzer

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Pravda is always rubbish. Even when the montrose quango makes an even less effort than usual.
 

mr. jings

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I feel like p.ie's on a midterm. How many 'anti-wiberal wants' or whatever the hell they call themselves do we need anyway?
 

Spanner Island

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few courts are sitting, the dail is on a break, the schools and colleges are off....
slow news, like august...

biggest news yesterday was that the troika would start monitoring health spending....i mean wtf have they been doing for the past 2 years? isn't the CNAG and the DOH not supposed to be doing that on a monthly basis also? surely its just a matter of including them on the circulation list.
troika approval required for any new spend and/or salary review....now that would be news
I assume they've been giving the Government enough wriggle room/rope with which to hang themselves...

And the Govt. have obliged... by tip toeing around the PS/unions with their early retirement/voluntary redundancy horse sh!t...

And so now that we're coming to the end of 'Bailout 1' with many of the forecasts on which targets were set having failed to materialise, the Troika are now going to have to do what the Govt failed to do...

It's all so tedious and predictable...

Now the Govt will blame the big bad Troika for the imposition of things they were too gutless to tackle themselves...
 

RobertW

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RTE had their industry and employment reporter at . . . .the teachers conferences.

In fairness to RTE a few others have gone. . Matt Cooper is on holiday at Today FM although, sadly, George Hook is still presenting.
 

Rural

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Reeling in the Years yesterday, 1979, it made me realise how much better things were then compared to now!

Strikes and marches, got the powers that be sitting up and paying attention.
The genocide in Cambodia was gawdawful. But we all knew about it and knew what the US was not doing at the time.
The Pope - Well I was there singing in the Phoenix Park and in Galway - Bishop Casey, well he wasn't the worst of them, consenting adults 'n' all.
The Mountbatten murder, terrible stuff.
The Vietnam Boat People, a lot died at sea, the ones that arrived here were excellent people.

I don't think that anything has changed very much - The only thing that has changed is that I was 17 in 1979 and I had a heartful of hope. I am now 51 and all hope is gone.:(
 

Aindriu

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Reeling in the Years yesterday, 1979, it made me realise how much better things were then compared to now!

Strikes and marches, got the powers that be sitting up and paying attention.
The genocide in Cambodia was gawdawful. But we all knew about it and knew what the US was not doing at the time.
The Pope - Well I was there singing in the Phoenix Park and in Galway - Bishop Casey, well he wasn't the worst of them, consenting adults 'n' all.
The Mountbatten murder, terrible stuff.
The Vietnam Boat People, a lot died at sea, the ones that arrived here were excellent people.

I don't think that anything has changed very much - The only thing that has changed is that I was 17 in 1979 and I had a heartful of hope. I am now 51 and all hope is gone.:(
Unlike today where the people just bend over more.
 

jmcc

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RTE had their industry and employment reporter at . . . .the teachers conferences.
That will upset the champagne socialists. :) They'd be wondering why the RTE industry reporter wasn't covering the opening of a factory or some other working class event.
 

Rural

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That will upset the champagne socialists. :) They'd be wondering why the RTE industry reporter wasn't covering the opening of a factory or some other working class event.
Sorry?????
 

rgaok

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RTÉ is always cac when the schools/Dáil is off. How many more times are they going to show Reeling in the Years???
I think I have seen all the episodes of Reeling in the Years on RTE about 200 times over the last 20 years........
 

Rural

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I think I have seen all the episodes of Reeling in the Years on RTE about 200 times over the last 20 years........
Exaggerate much?

Seen a lot of them myself and we'll get them again during the Summer holidays when the weather will be warm (hopefully) and most of us will be in the garden.
 

jmcc

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Sorry?????
The champagne socialists don't think of themselves as "working class" but they do empathise with the plight of workers of Adjewardbackistan - just not Irish workers. The sarcasm about the champagne socialists might have been lost in translation. :)
 
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