Rule West Britannia

ScoobyDoo

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What a time to be a West Brit!

Leinster rugger champions of Europe

Test cricket being played in Dublin

And to top it all off at the end of the week the marvellous Royal Wedding will not only be televised on the national broadcaster ......but also the regional broadcaster RTE.


And SF are apoplectic with rage about the situation

Former Lord Mayor of Belfast Niall O Donnghaile said the decision to broadcast the wedding was "controversial" and was curious as to why RTÉ weren't more focused on showing events happening in Ireland on that day.
Sinn Fein councillor, Paul Donnelly said it was a "disgraceful" waste of tax payers' money.


https://lovin.ie/news/rté-royal-wedding


So are SF serious about a new "inclusive" Ireland based on respect, equality and integrity or does that just hold if it is not British?
 


Socratus O' Pericles

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On the other hand there was 7 hours of GAA on RTE today if you count in the Sunday Game.
 

ruserious

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I don't think that wedding is something that RTÉ should be broadcasting live. A news report after the farming news maybe, but it is of no relevance to the Irish public. Especially at a time when the national broadcaster has lost so much sports coverage.
 

Fats_Portnoy

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What a time to be a West Brit!

Leinster rugger champions of Europe

Test cricket being played in Dublin

And to top it all off at the end of the week the marvellous Royal Wedding will not only be televised on the national broadcaster ......but also the regional broadcaster RTE.


And SF are apoplectic with rage about the situation

Former Lord Mayor of Belfast Niall O Donnghaile said the decision to broadcast the wedding was "controversial" and was curious as to why RTÉ weren't more focused on showing events happening in Ireland on that day.
Sinn Fein councillor, Paul Donnelly said it was a "disgraceful" waste of tax payers' money.


https://lovin.ie/news/rté-royal-wedding


So are SF serious about a new "inclusive" Ireland based on respect, equality and integrity or does that just hold if it is not British?
Cricket is about as Irish a sport you can get, research its origins.
 

blinding

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I don't think that wedding is something that RTÉ should be broadcasting live. A news report after the farming news maybe, but it is of no relevance to the Irish public. Especially at a time when the national broadcaster has lost so much sports coverage.
Your man is only fifth in line for the throne......a bit of a long shot .

He is a ginger though so that might give him some diversity brownie points !

If anything half exciting happens elsewhere the wedding show should be yanked .
 

runwiththewind

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I don't think that wedding is something that RTÉ should be broadcasting live. A news report after the farming news maybe, but it is of no relevance to the Irish public. Especially at a time when the national broadcaster has lost so much sports coverage.
Agreed. RTE didn't show the national famine commeration yesterday. They need to decide which country they are the national broadcaster for?
 

blinding

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Cricket is about as Irish a sport you can get, research its origins.
If you could get the weather it would be a perfectly acceptable game in Ireland . 5 days sipping Beer for a test match would surely have some Irish enthusiasts .
 

milipod

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What a time to be a West Brit!

Leinster rugger champions of Europe

Test cricket being played in Dublin

And to top it all off at the end of the week the marvellous Royal Wedding will not only be televised on the national broadcaster ......but also the regional broadcaster RTE.


And SF are apoplectic with rage about the situation

Former Lord Mayor of Belfast Niall O Donnghaile said the decision to broadcast the wedding was "controversial" and was curious as to why RTÉ weren't more focused on showing events happening in Ireland on that day.
Sinn Fein councillor, Paul Donnelly said it was a "disgraceful" waste of tax payers' money.


https://lovin.ie/news/rté-royal-wedding


So are SF serious about a new "inclusive" Ireland based on respect, equality and integrity or does that just hold if it is not British?
What 10:50 PM?
 

gerhard dengler

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I don't think that wedding is something that RTÉ should be broadcasting live. A news report after the farming news maybe, but it is of no relevance to the Irish public. Especially at a time when the national broadcaster has lost so much sports coverage.
It will draw in viewer numbers. Rightly or wrongly.
 

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Strawberry

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It will draw in viewer numbers. Rightly or wrongly.
Its already going to be shown on the BBC. I think RTE should show a movie at the same time for those of us who aren't interested watching a minor foreign royal marrying an actress they'd never heard of before she got engaged.
 

gerhard dengler

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Its already going to be shown on the BBC. I think RTE should show a movie at the same time for those of us who aren't interested watching a minor foreign royal marrying an actress they'd never heard of before she got engaged.
Yeah, but people with only access to RTE presumably might want to see the wedding. Regardless of what channel the wedding is shown on, women have a real interest in this stuff. And that drives viewer numbers.

Personally I couldn't give two figs as I wouldn't watch it.
 

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Yeah, but people with only access to RTE presumably might want to see the wedding. Regardless of what channel the wedding is shown on, women have a real interest in this stuff. And that drives viewer numbers.

Personally I couldn't give two figs as I wouldn't watch it.
Is there anybody left in Ireland who only has access to RTE?
 
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They're probably banking on it to bring in some much needed revenue.
 

automaticforthepeople

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I thought rugby is supposed to be our new national game and that William Webb Ellis was supposed to have been conceived in Tipp while his family were here on service in the British army.
Michael Cusack was a great cricket fan and if it was good enough for Cusack, it should be good enough for the rest of us.
As for Harry Windsor and his missus, sure isn't she going to be made Duchess of Connaught?
What's all this about West Brits? East Hibs more likely.
 

The Sentinel

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What a time to be a West Brit!

Leinster rugger champions of Europe

Test cricket being played in Dublin

And to top it all off at the end of the week the marvellous Royal Wedding will not only be televised on the national broadcaster ......but also the regional broadcaster RTE.


And SF are apoplectic with rage about the situation

Former Lord Mayor of Belfast Niall O Donnghaile said the decision to broadcast the wedding was "controversial" and was curious as to why RTÉ weren't more focused on showing events happening in Ireland on that day.
Sinn Fein councillor, Paul Donnelly said it was a "disgraceful" waste of tax payers' money.


https://lovin.ie/news/rté-royal-wedding


So are SF serious about a new "inclusive" Ireland based on respect, equality and integrity or does that just hold if it is not British?
I find myself in agreement with the views expressed by SF/IRA murderers and child abusers for the first time.
 

Se0samh

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Its already going to be shown on the BBC. I think RTE should show a movie at the same time for those of us who aren't interested watching a minor foreign royal marrying an actress they'd never heard of before she got engaged.

Boring oul' sh1t, with age old traditions made up last week...:roll:
 

Cai

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Yeah, but people with only access to RTE presumably might want to see the wedding.
Maybe that Irish forelock tuggers & royal crawlers & arse lickers should assume the responsibility of getting access to the Beeb rather than expect their own state broadcaster to indulge them by showing this rubbish?
 


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