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Wrightbus in administration

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  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 15,658 Mod ✭✭✭✭dfx-


    Vic_08 wrote: »
    English news is national news, regional news is regional. BBC are excellent at keeping anything to do with NI out of the national consciousness.

    That would be because NI is out of the national consciousness. See them learning about the DUP in the last government. A lot of well educated people over here could not tell you the first thing about the place.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,040 ✭✭✭Vic_08


    dfx- wrote: »
    That would be because NI is out of the national consciousness. See them learning about the DUP in the last government. A lot of well educated people over here could not tell you the first thing about the place.

    And my point is that is partly because it is treated as "other" by the likes of the BBC.

    For example; to quote the Radio Times "A landmark film... which records the circumstances of every death in the troubles..." Shown at 9pm Sunday on BBC1 NI. not shown at all in other UK regions.


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,295 ✭✭✭dublinman1990


    I have missed about 10 minutes so far. Anything good coming from it to date?


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,295 ✭✭✭dublinman1990


    I assume here that the public funding here to Jeff Wright is not reported yet since today? Or am I wrong.


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,295 ✭✭✭dublinman1990


    Ah FFS. The programme has a fault now.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 8,295 ✭✭✭dublinman1990


    That one painting the body work in light blue & dark blue. Was that painted for Dublin Bus?


  • Registered Users Posts: 24,647 ✭✭✭✭punisher5112


    Missed it, was it any good?


  • Moderators, Motoring & Transport Moderators Posts: 11,582 Mod ✭✭✭✭devnull


    Having watched the programme, you get the impression that funding the Church was by far his biggest priority.

    When WrightBus was losing money and in serious trouble towards the end according to the programme, there were still donations being made to fund the Church when the money was really needed to prop the company up.

    Cornerstone, the Parent of Wrights, was charging Wright a management fee of £1.3m up to 2017 and in the last little while before it really went belly up, there was a share buyback by them for £1m, taking further money out of the business, along with a donation that the program claimed was £1.35m.

    There was also talk of Jeff Wright acting as a shadow director, according to the program.

    It's up on iPlayer if anyone has access to it:
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m000c76v/spotlight-the-wrightbus-story


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