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Will someone please let RTE know about the War of Independence?


Disillusioned democrat

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Okay - I was very late driving to work today...bit of a night out last night...so I caught parts of radio shows I wouldn't normally. The end of MI and the start of JM (actually with KT today :D).

Anyway, a good 10 mins of BOTH shows were given over to the "news" that Kate Middleton is pregnant. Now admittedly we live in a country that has no problems of its own - the single BIGGEST issue facing our government appearing to be the tragic death of an Indian lady giving birth in one of our finest hospitals - but I still don't see how, nearly 90 years after gaining our independence the news that a foreign royal family is pregnant is should be big business on our airwaves.

Are we really a republic or are we just taking a break?
 

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I look forward to 9 months of news of Kate's morning sickness. That must mean that there's nothing more important going on in the world.

Also i'm kind of an egalitarian so I hope there's equal media attention to every other woman experiencing morning sickness. Newspapers may have to expand somewhat, but if 'pregnant woman feels bad in the morning' is what we're calling newsworthy then lets be consistent about it
 

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Okay - I was very late driving to work today...bit of a night out last night...so I caught parts of radio shows I wouldn't normally. The end of MI and the start of JM (actually with KT today :D).

Anyway, a good 10 mins of BOTH shows were given over to the "news" that Kate Middleton is pregnant. Now admittedly we live in a country that has no problems of its own - the single BIGGEST issue facing our government appearing to be the tragic death of an Indian lady giving birth in one of our finest hospitals - but I still don't see how, nearly 90 years after gaining our independence the news that a foreign royal family is pregnant is should be big business on our airwaves.

Are we really a republic or are we just taking a break?
Interesting because there is another thread on the site giving out about Breakfast on Newstalk devoting 10 mins to the same issue and how people were tuning back to Morning Ireland as a result.

There is a solution folks, Radio Nova.
 

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Okay - I was very late driving to work today...bit of a night out last night...so I caught parts of radio shows I wouldn't normally. The end of MI and the start of JM (actually with KT today :D).

Anyway, a good 10 mins of BOTH shows were given over to the "news" that Kate Middleton is pregnant. Now admittedly we live in a country that has no problems of its own - the single BIGGEST issue facing our government appearing to be the tragic death of an Indian lady giving birth in one of our finest hospitals - but I still don't see how, nearly 90 years after gaining our independence the news that a foreign royal family is pregnant is should be big business on our airwaves.

Are we really a republic or are we just taking a break?
sweet jesus... :roll:
 

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They're our next-door neighbours and some of the biggest celebrities around. We've got all sorts of social and cultural ties to the uk, so it's understandable that it would be big news.
 

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There is already a thread on this and unfortunately celebrity pregnancies are news. get over it!
So you would be happy if a respected news programme such as Morning Ireland were to devote 10 minutes of their schedule to Jordan or Jodie Marsh's new baby? Those obsessed with the Royals are no different from those who immerse themselves in that odious, vacuous, superficial celebrity culture.
 

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wait and see, even though most members will proclaim disinterest this event will be widely debated on this site.

here i am posting on it myself!
 

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There is already a thread on this and unfortunately celebrity pregnancies are news, get over it!
Odd response - why should I have to "get over it" when our license fee paid national broadcaster devotes excessive time to foreign royalty pregnancy - or any other related news.

It will be genuinely interesting over the next few months to see how this plays. I sometimes wonder if deep down we "Irish" aren't a teeny bit sorry we're independent at all.
 

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If Sabina becomes pregnant while in the Aras (careful now) i am sure it will make headlines on BBC Radio 1!
 

Riadach

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I thought this kind of rubbish was the reason we had TV3? Exposé can do like such a like fabulous, well, exposé on Kate's totally new like baby, and telling us what's hot and totally not in foetal fashion.
 

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wait and see, even though most members will proclaim disinterest this event will be widely debated on this site.
fenians are the worst for it. They hate it, yet they can't not talk about it :lol:
 

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Okay - I was very late driving to work today...bit of a night out last night...so I caught parts of radio shows I wouldn't normally. The end of MI and the start of JM (actually with KT today :D).

Anyway, a good 10 mins of BOTH shows were given over to the "news" that Kate Middleton is pregnant. Now admittedly we live in a country that has no problems of its own
No problems of our own? Really?
 

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It will be genuinely interesting over the next few months to see how this plays. I sometimes wonder if deep down we "Irish" aren't a teeny bit sorry we're independent at all.
It's you I'd be be worrying about. It appears your identity is so fragile that the mere mention of a celebrity pregnancy has you all worked up. Don't you have any real problems?
 

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I want to see twins delivered by caeserean. Let's see how they determine the line of succession then.
 

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There is already a thread on this and unfortunately celebrity pregnancies are news, get over it!
So you would be happy if a respected news programme such as Morning Ireland were to devote 10 minutes of their schedule to Jordan or Jodie Marsh's new baby? Those obsessed with the Royals are no different from those who immerse themselves in that odious, vacuous, superficial celebrity culture.
Read my post, I have emboldened the relevant bit for you.
 
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sauntersplash

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Okay - I was very late driving to work today...bit of a night out last night...so I caught parts of radio shows I wouldn't normally. The end of MI and the start of JM (actually with KT today :D).

Anyway, a good 10 mins of BOTH shows were given over to the "news" that Kate Middleton is pregnant. Now admittedly we live in a country that has no problems of its own - the single BIGGEST issue facing our government appearing to be the tragic death of an Indian lady giving birth in one of our finest hospitals - but I still don't see how, nearly 90 years after gaining our independence the news that a foreign royal family is pregnant is should be big business on our airwaves.

Are we really a republic or are we just taking a break?
What exactly do two radio broadcasts have to do with "us" or our political status?
 

Riadach

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Read my post, I have underlined the relevant bit for you.

My point was, they aren't. Jordan's pregnancies have never made Morning Ireland.
 
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