Sky News Ireland - Going down the pot!

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Mr Byrne
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Post by Mr Byrne » Fri Dec 24, 2004 7:45 pm

I don't watch Sunday with Adam Boulton because its mainly and understandable English politics and I'm not allowed to vote there.



I don't watch the TV3 political Sunday show because I don't like halligan either. Even her voice and looks P*** me off big time. Actually she is the most irritating women on TV in the world, that I have ever seen. Very strange too, her south county Dublin posh accent and yet she seems to be so socialist (I think its just put on so she could land herself a front line job). And as for TV3 News, their target market are "working class people" aged I think it was 20-45 around that - therefore, its left-wing, working class and biased and doesn't coincide with my point of view and desire for a professional news service, which I why I don't watch TV3 News, but I do admire what they've done and still think that their news service in general comes out in front of SNI, but of course the quality of their reports are for the most part terrible yet there are some very good people there, Clare Byrne is great and I think Paul Byrne is a very good reporter (Yep, the Byrne Clan always seems to come out in front, good thing I'm a member )



By the way, its Xmas eve tomorrow (last time i checked) which means I'm going xmas shopping with all the other morons who forgot, so Merry Christmas to you all, look forward to arguing on these forums in the new year

Mr Byrne
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Post by Mr Byrne » Sun Dec 26, 2004 8:58 am

One other point about the schedules. Something struck about how to emphasise how pathetic SNI are that they have no week-end bulletins. I've got the RT? guide here, and I see that TG Ceathar (If I spelt that right) which is TG4 (Now the english are wondering what the hell is that and what does it do) - its an Irish Gaelic TV station, yes its actually in Irish !!! - People who watch it are the few thousand that live in Gaeltacht areas or else students studying Irish. And according to my TV Guide even this little Irish speaking TV station, whcih is located in Baile na homahan (thats right, that romantic place your wife's been begging you to take her for yeasrs, that place in the middle of no where rural ~Ireland, in Galway, west of Ireland, where theres nothing but rocks, rain and sheep) - and even this little Irishg speaking TV station, has an Irish speaking News EVERY Day - Monday to Sunday. - so, why doesn't Sky News Ireland have a news on Saturday and Sunday?

Newsroom
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Post by Newsroom » Sun Dec 26, 2004 6:12 pm

Just to point out to you Nuacht TG4 uses Nuacht RTEs output and vice versa. The cinnlinte nuachta at 1.25pm on RTE ONE and the Nuacht at 5.20pm on RTE ONE and the weekend Nuacht on RTE ONE at 5pm, was given an overhaul two years ago bringing in fresh new yound early20s good looking female presenters, the latest to be Siun Nic Ghearailt(who came from TG4). Rois?n N? Eabhra, her predecessor, also came from TG4.



What I'm basically getting at is that TG4s output is based on RTE's and vice versa.

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Post by Mr Byrne » Sun Jan 02, 2005 10:24 pm

Whats your point Newsroom? TG4 is state owned. Our TV licence pays for it (which is to go up another 3Euro in April, thank you very much Noel Dempsey).



But regardless, Charlie Bird does not report for TG4 or nuacht, as far as I'm aware. I don't think RTE provide a massive amount of funds to Nuacht, nor do they get much ratings, but at this stage I'm willing to believe they get more than SNI.

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