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View Poll Results: Would you support big change in RTE?
No, Things are fine the way they are 55 3.20%
Yes, Reduce salaries of presenters 480 27.92%
Yes, Reduce the number of channels, services, staff as well as reduce salaries of presenters 698 40.61%
Scrap RTE altogether 486 28.27%
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01-07-2019, 15:02   #1636
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Just looking at the TV programmes for this evening. Not a thing worth watching on any of them. Worse than useless. And it is NOT just RTE.
https://www.rte.ie/culture/2018/1015...e-to-fight-th/

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Fergal Ward's award winning documentary.

Unmissable.

Should be of interest to anyone interested in farming, property rights, FDI issues or just human nature.
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02-07-2019, 09:38   #1637
 
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Ahh would you stop!! That's nonsense! You think Ryan Tubridy's salary comes from your TV licence fee? Really?? To advertise on the Late Late show cost €10k- €15k PER MINUTE! Day time Radio1 - upto €4000 per minute. The likes of Darcy, Tubridy, Duffy get nothing from the TV licence.

Then if the money these stars can generate is so good we shouldn't need to pay money to prop up RTE they can use all this advertising revenue to keep the station going and we don't need to be forced to prop up RTE through the license fee.

RTE had a deficit of €13 million for 2018 which clearly means the big salaries the so called stars are getting paid are not really value for money.

Put a cap on salaries in RTE at £150K per annum (a great salary) and if it's not enough for Ray D'Arcy,Duffy,Tubridy and Co they can see will someone else pay them more.

I have no probem supporting RTE if it goes towards public service prgramming but if the so called stars aren't able to generate the revenue to get RTE to make a surplus in a year the they really aren't worth the money thay are being paid.I'd much prefer is we simpy had a purely public service broadcasting channel that the license fee supports showing news,documentaries,sport that wouldn't normally be covered and the likes of the LLS,D'Arcy Show etc go onto a commercial station which the public contributes nothing towards.
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02-07-2019, 12:11   #1638
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Just to put in context, tubs, Duffy and darcy would both get into the BBC's list:-

Ryan Tubridy 495
Steve Wright: £465,000 - £469,999
Ray D'Arcy 450
Alan Shearer: £440,000 - £444,999
Joe Duffy 390
Andrew Marr: £390,000 - £394,999
Zoe Ball: £370,000 - £374,999
Claudia Winkleman: £370,000 - £374,999
Vanessa Feltz: £355,000 - £359,999
Jason Mohammad: £355,000 - £359,999
Marian Finucane 301
Miriam O'Callaghan 301
Sean O'Rourke 299
Claire Byrne 300

https://www.rte.ie/news/uk/2019/0702...annual-report/

I know exchange rate but still.
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Just to put in context, tubs, Duffy and darcy would both get into the BBC's list:-

Ryan Tubridy 495
Steve Wright: £465,000 - £469,999
Ray D'Arcy 450
Alan Shearer: £440,000 - £444,999
Joe Duffy 390
Andrew Marr: £390,000 - £394,999
Zoe Ball: £370,000 - £374,999
Claudia Winkleman: £370,000 - £374,999
Vanessa Feltz: £355,000 - £359,999
Jason Mohammad: £355,000 - £359,999
Marian Finucane 301
Miriam O'Callaghan 301
Sean O'Rourke 299
Claire Byrne 300

https://www.rte.ie/news/uk/2019/0702...annual-report/

I know exchange rate but still.
Shearer, near half a million pounds?

Fúcking Hell!
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Shearer, near half a million pounds?

Fúcking Hell!
I know they could have got D'Arcy for that!
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02-07-2019, 13:39   #1641
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I know they could have got D'Arcy for that!
As bad as Ray is, you have made him look a bargain compared to Shearer.
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https://www.rte.ie/culture/2018/1015...e-to-fight-th/

Just a plug for this.

Fergal Ward's award winning documentary.

Unmissable.

Should be of interest to anyone interested in farming, property rights, FDI issues or just human nature.
The Twink documentary they're airing in a week or so will I'm sure be quality. Unmissable
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The Twink documentary they're airing in a week or so will I'm sure be quality. Unmissable
So Twink gets a dig out, so to speak!
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So Twink gets a dig out, so to speak!


Here's the trailer.
https://youtu.be/FHHPoUbg6iY

Money well spent.
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As bad as Ray is, you have made him look a bargain compared to Shearer.
Sorry that figure is for a minute on the air

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The Twink documentary they're airing in a week or so will I'm sure be quality. Unmissable
Also they only paid for broadcast rights for The Lonely Battle.... it was funded by NDR! https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norddeutscher_Rundfunk Strangely doesn't look like it was part of RTÉ deal with ARTE, which is supported by NDR!
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The Twink documentary they're airing in a week or so will I'm sure be quality. Unmissable
Did you watch the Thomas Reid documentary?

And as you suggest I expect I will watch the Twink documentary.

Fascinating career in show business going back 50 years.
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Did you watch the Thomas Reid documentary?

And as you suggest I expect I will watch the Twink documentary.

Fascinating career in show business going back 50 years.

The Thomas Reid documentary was brilliant. Wasn't an RTE production though.

Sticking together Twink clips is more RTE's bag.
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Did you watch the Thomas Reid documentary?

And as you suggest I expect I will watch the Twink documentary.

Fascinating career in show business going back 50 years.
Actually it’s 58
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The Thomas Reid documentary was brilliant. Wasn't an RTE production though.

Sticking together Twink clips is more RTE's bag.
I never said it was.
RTE gave it an airing.

I'll suspend judgement on the Twink documentary until I see it.
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Bloody Legend, I'll be giving it a watch.
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