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R. T. E. Weather report of the UK

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    Registered Users Posts: 9 ✭✭✭ Kavanaghdk


    Is it just me or does anyone else notice R. T. E coverage of the weather in the UK. Sky news does not cover our weather and even on the weather forecast before the hourly news, it covers the UK Inc Northern Ireland, but has a very visible line separating Eire and the UK. Yet, i look at rte news and all i can see is weather reports from around the UK Inc footage and photos and not a thing about Ireland. I thought we had snow here at the moment but could be wrong, if anyone out there could advise me differently it would be appreciated, oh some photos would be great too. Really getting tired of RTE.


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  • Well, look at UK politics at the moment.

    Ireland's outward looking the UK is very much inward looking.

    It's hardly surprising.




  • I have been following brexit from the beginning, and needless to say it is quite the circus, but when i switch to rte news, it is all about what is going on with the weather in the UK but not in Ireland.

    And you are dead right, it is hardly surprising




  • Kavanaghdk wrote: »
    Is it just me or does anyone else notice R. T. E coverage of the weather in the UK. Sky news does not cover our weather and even on the weather forecast before the hourly news, it covers the UK Inc Northern Ireland, but has a very visible line separating Eire and the UK. Yet, i look at rte news and all i can see is weather reports from around the UK Inc footage and photos and not a thing about Ireland. I thought we had snow here at the moment but could be wrong, if anyone out there could advise me differently it would be appreciated, oh some photos would be great too. Really getting tired of RTE.

    Change channel then. Try TG4 if that's your wont?

    We are an island nation. We look outwards as well as inwards.




  • What the feck are you on about? RTE news covered the freeze in north American should they have not done so?




  • The BBC have always completely ignored the Republic Of Ireland when presenting the weather.We don't exist.


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  • The BBC have always completely ignored the Republic Of Ireland when presenting the weather.We don't exist.


    If the BBC did cover Ireland's weather you would get some Irish people saying"what are them Brits showing Ireland's weather for? they think we are still part of the UK"

    Can't win.




  • alan1963 wrote: »
    If the BBC did cover Ireland's weather you would get some Irish people saying"what are them Brits showing Ireland's weather for? they think we are still part of the UK"

    Can't win.

    As i said in the description, why rte are not giving us coverage from around Ireland about the weather, not about forecasts here or anywhere else, and as a previous Post just said, try switching to tg4, but he miss read the description. It was not where i can get the weather, because as everyone knows, you can get a forecast anywhere, and I'm sure tg4 is a wonderful station but i do not speak fluent Irish.
    Again my question was why rte show coverage of the UK and not Ireland, simple as.




  • Kavanaghdk wrote: »
    As i said in the description, why rte are not giving us coverage from around Ireland about the weather, not about forecasts here or anywhere else, and as a previous Post just said, try switching to tg4, but he miss read the description. It was not where i can get the weather, because as everyone knows, you can get a forecast anywhere, and I'm sure tg4 is a wonderful station but i do not speak fluent Irish.
    Again my question was why rte show coverage of the UK and not Ireland, simple as.

    I think you are thinking of news coverage rather than of actual weather reports.

    RTÉ, Virgin Media and TG4 all provide weather reports (and as a non-fluent Irish speaker) TG4 tend to get it right (but afaik they don't take the info from Met Éireann).

    UK's (and US's) bad weather is always reported, RTÉ seem to have no real relationship with other broadcasters. The polar vortex surely exists in Canada or CBC would have something to say about it.

    As for outward looking, I'd say our outlook is a bubble of English speaking countries where only England and Washington DC exist.




  • alan1963 wrote: »
    If the BBC did cover Ireland's weather you would get some Irish people saying"what are them Brits showing Ireland's weather for? they think we are still part of the UK"

    Can't win.

    Sky have been covering our weather for a long time.Francis Wilson,when he was with Sky was the first to do it.




  • Sky News do cover Irish weather and also have a correspondent full-time in Dublin these days too for news.

    Sky consider the Republic of Ireland as part of their core audience though. BBC get royalties from Sky and Virgin Media to carry BBC 1 and 2 but just treat us as accidental overspill, which isn't the case anymore. They make good money out of being carried here


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