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View Poll Results: Would you support big change in RTE?
No, Things are fine the way they are 50 3.04%
Yes, Reduce salaries of presenters 457 27.81%
Yes, Reduce the number of channels, services, staff as well as reduce salaries of presenters 672 40.90%
Scrap RTE altogether 464 28.24%
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20-01-2020, 12:21   #3616
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There isn't many shows interviewing the parents of a dead child and then going to interview an original Beatle who is by no means is anyway bitter, "honestly".

Both fascinating interviews I thought.
IMO this is the problem with TLLS which I have stated before, they need a sad story, good forbid anyone should have a laugh. I didn't watch because TLLS is not something I am interested in, I think Tommy is slowly getting to that sad story emotional story Chat Show. Ray D'Arcy was doing the same thing on a different night.
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IMO this is the problem with TLLS which I have stated before, they need a sad story, good forbid anyone should have a laugh. I didn't watch because TLLS is not something I am interested in, I think Tommy is slowly getting to that sad story emotional story Chat Show. Ray D'Arcy was doing the same thing on a different night.
... and don't forget both Tubs and Darcy do it during the day quite often as well.
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... and don't forget both Tubs and Darcy do it during the day quite often as well.
On the way into work was listening to Tubs talk to a woman who'd moved to Vancouver. Originally from Tipp, moved to Auz when she was 2, then moved back to Ireland at 18 and then up to Dublin for 15years, she wasn't home for christmas and herself and her friend went drinking on Christmas Eve. She down 3 shots of vodka before going to the pub, then 5 doubles in the pub and guess what she blacked out. Woke up in her own bed with a hospital tag on her hand, no recollection of the night.

Not sure if this was at all a story, maybe something happened after that but it took so long just to get to the black out I gave up.
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On the way into work was listening to Tubs talk to a woman who'd moved to Vancouver. Originally from Tipp, moved to Auz when she was 2, then moved back to Ireland at 18 and then up to Dublin for 15years, she wasn't home for christmas and herself and her friend went drinking on Christmas Eve. She down 3 shots of vodka before going to the pub, then 5 doubles in the pub and guess what she blacked out. Woke up in her own bed with a hospital tag on her hand, no recollection of the night.

Not sure if this was at all a story, maybe something happened after that but it took so long just to get to the black out I gave up.
may have read that , she went down stairs to disapproving looks from her irish housemates. has reconsidered her drinking, has now giving it up, or something like that
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may have read that , she went down stairs to disapproving looks from her irish housemates. has reconsidered her drinking, has now giving it up, or something like that
One bad night on the drink and she gives up? Lightweight.
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20-01-2020, 16:16   #3621
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IMO this is the problem with TLLS which I have stated before, they need a sad story, good forbid anyone should have a laugh. I didn't watch because TLLS is not something I am interested in, I think Tommy is slowly getting to that sad story emotional story Chat Show. Ray D'Arcy was doing the same thing on a different night.
The Late Late Show has always been a mix since it's inception.

I don't think that is the problem with it, unless you think that was the problem with it since the start?

Do you want another Graham Norton / Ross style pre-record, celeb comes on - tells "witty" story - flogs whatever shíté they are selling while the host belts out some "risky" commentary? Personally I'm tired of that format.

Tommy was the best thing every last year, now it is slowly but surely turning on him as he has been given a prime time show.

Ray is pretty bad on Telly, should be retired from it or given a quiz show for teenagers.
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The Late Late Show has always been a mix since it's inception.
It's only been mixed as much in the last 20 years since Gay left. I am not saying that gay didn't bring up big issues he clearly did, but he'd have a big debate in the studio, I mean look back on the Scientology debate, I can't see that being done now, and its a long form debate.

Very rarely would you see a panel of guests on either Pat or Ryan's late late show.

I am not saying that Gay got it right all the time or that I am a huge fan of Gay Byrne as a host and its not just TLLS.

It's this obsession with depressingly sad stories.
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It's only been mixed as much in the last 20 years since Gay left
It was pretty mixed back in the day too.

He did a lot of troubles related stuff and of course the catholic elements, then a drunk actor telling funny stories.

Society has changed far more drastically than the format of the show TBF.

Maybe it is time to give someone else a crack at it, but who?
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If you're watching RTÉ One right now. They have Bibi Baskin's show on there as a tribute to Larry Gogan's death earlier this year. As Larry Gogan's passing was really sad to hear a few weeks ago. As I watching this right now; the quality of this archived programme right now looks really impressive. RTÉ should set up that proposed RTÉ Plus/RTÉ Three channel on Saorview years ago or put more full archived programmes on the RTÉ Player to make the TV licence more worthwhile.
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If you're watching RTÉ One right now. They have Bibi Baskin's show on there as a tribute to Larry Gogan's death earlier this year. As Larry Gogan's passing was really sad to hear a few weeks ago. As I watching this right now; the quality of this archived programme right now looks really impressive. RTÉ should set up that proposed RTÉ Plus/RTÉ Three channel on Saorview years ago or put more full archived programmes on the RTÉ Player to make the TV licence more worthwhile.
True, everytime Reeling In The Years comes on i still watch it, even though i've seen them all about 20 times by now.
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If you're watching RTÉ One right now. They have Bibi Baskin's show on there as a tribute to Larry Gogan's death earlier this year. As Larry Gogan's passing was really sad to hear a few weeks ago. As I watching this right now; the quality of this archived programme right now looks really impressive. RTÉ should set up that proposed RTÉ Plus/RTÉ Three channel on Saorview years ago or put more full archived programmes on the RTÉ Player to make the TV licence more worthwhile.
Good idea.

In the meantime the archives are here - https://www.rte.ie/archives/

They are searchable. Put your local area in a search and see what comes up.

Health Warning - you can waste a serious amount of time
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Well their plan to move sport to RTÉ ONE is going really well.

Finn Harps match will air on RTÉ2
while all Women's and U21 rugby coverage is airing on .... RTÉ2

Here's one of their plans that needs no governmental approval yet they sit on their hands, exactly what they've accused the department of doing.
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They are searchable. Put your local area in a search and see what comes up.
I searched Wateford and got strike five years old, inner city aid, health cuts, boy murdered, infirmary to close and redundancy.
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I searched Wateford and got strike five years old, inner city aid, health cuts, boy murdered, infirmary to close and redundancy.
https://www.rte.ie/archives/category...ves%2F*&page=1

I searched Waterford and got 185 results, see link.

I didn't go through them all but something good must have happened in Waterford sometime.

(only joking I really like Waterford)
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With RTE's focus on the 10,000 people looking for social housing every year and making it a top election issue, there is some irony that if Sinn Fein gets into power as a result of RTE then a lot of their pundits/stars/broadcasters will get hit with Sinn Fein's wealth tax.

I would imagine that the liberal left bastion at RTE is quaking at the thought of this, so we should expect to see RTE being very vocal in the coming days in their objections to Sinn Fein forming a government.
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