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View Poll Results: Would you support big change in RTE?
No, Things are fine the way they are 56 3.10%
Yes, Reduce salaries of presenters 503 27.81%
Yes, Reduce the number of channels, services, staff as well as reduce salaries of presenters 732 40.46%
Scrap RTE altogether 518 28.63%
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03-06-2020, 07:55   #4606
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If it can be afforded it would be better to have the versatility of being able to offer different choices.

But that’s just it, they Clearly can’t afford it!!!!! They are running a deficit!!!
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03-06-2020, 21:21   #4607
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But that’s just it, they Clearly can’t afford it!!!!! They are running a deficit!!!
Bit of an overload with the exclamation marks but no matter.

We have been discussing the future of Public Broadcasting here for some time and some of us are looking forward to the proposed Broadcasting Commission.

It's the consensus on what we can afford that matters not the current unsatisfactory funding regime.

What we need to do is decide what we want and how to fund it, simple as that.
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04-06-2020, 21:54   #4608
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A Prime Time special about Madeline McCann, a girl who disappeared 13 years ago...

The dogs on the street knew she was no longer alive. Does RTE need to do ANOTHER segment on her over 13 years ago just because it's 'official'?
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A Prime Time special about Madeline McCann, a girl who disappeared 13 years ago...

The dogs on the street knew she was no longer alive. Does RTE need to do ANOTHER segment on her over 13 years ago just because it's 'official'?
Why not have a Prime Time special as to why we have no Government after 4 months.
Saying that probably one of the conditions of the last RTE bail out was not to hold the Government to account.
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A Prime Time special about Madeline McCann, a girl who disappeared 13 years ago...

The dogs on the street knew she was no longer alive. Does RTE need to do ANOTHER segment on her over 13 years ago just because it's 'official'?
It was about a 9 minute segment. An informative and concise report followed by an interview with a spokesman for the family.

It's not official yet, only the opinion of German police. Still a lot of gaps to be filled in the story.

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Why not have a Prime Time special as to why we have no Government after 4 months.
Saying that probably one of the conditions of the last RTE bail out was not to hold the Government to account.
There was a non conclusive result to the General Election and FF FG and Greens are making heavy weather of it ever since.
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04-06-2020, 22:19   #4611
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A Prime Time special about Madeline McCann, a girl who disappeared 13 years ago...

The dogs on the street knew she was no longer alive. Does RTE need to do ANOTHER segment on her over 13 years ago just because it's 'official'?

They had 5 mins at the end. Actually fairly decent and discussed the details....


Really.....
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Why not have a Prime Time special as to why we have no Government after 4 months.
Saying that probably one of the conditions of the last RTE bail out was not to hold the Government to account.
I don’t think we need a Prime Time special to figure out why we don’t have a government given we effectively had a 3 way tie in the last election.

1 party tells us we apparently voted for change, yet have nowhere near the numbers to even begin formation talks.
The other 2 big parties have been sworn enemy of since the birth of the state, so it’s understandable that they won’t exactly have a government formed overnight, especially since they also don’t have the combined numbers, and are therefore relying on a 3rd party whose only priority is increased taxes, increased spending on public transport (despite Covid-19 most likely putting an entire generation of office workers into full time home working, therefore most likely taking pressure off public transport), and getting as many cars off the road as they can, particularly diesel cars which they are primarily responsible for why we have so many on the road.

All this while we are in the middle of the biggest health emergency in the history of the state.

But you knew all that.
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I don’t think we need a Prime Time special to figure out why we don’t have a government given we effectively had a 3 way tie in the last election.

1 party tells us we apparently voted for change, yet have nowhere near the numbers to even begin formation talks.
The other 2 big parties have been sworn enemy of since the birth of the state, so it’s understandable that they won’t exactly have a government formed overnight, especially since they also don’t have the combined numbers, and are therefore relying on a 3rd party whose only priority is increased taxes, increased spending on public transport (despite Covid-19 most likely putting an entire generation of office workers into full time home working, therefore most likely taking pressure off public transport), and getting as many cars off the road as they can, particularly diesel cars which they are primarily responsible for why we have so many on the road.

All this while we are in the middle of the biggest health emergency in the history of the state.

But you knew all that.
Nonsense, the dogs on the street knew 3 months what the make up of the next Government would be.
Why do you think the talks with the Independents was more or less call off 2 months ago.

It was always going to be FF/FG/GP because there scared sti*less of what would happen if their was another election.
End of story.
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Nonsense, the dogs on the street knew 3 months what the make up of the next Government would be.
Why do you think the talks with the Independents was more or less call off 2 months ago.

It was always going to be FF/FG/GP because there scared sti*less of what would happen if their was another election.
End of story.
Thanks for that you saved us the expense of a Primetime Special
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Nonsense, the dogs on the street knew 3 months what the make up of the next Government would be.
Why do you think the talks with the Independents was more or less call off 2 months ago.

It was always going to be FF/FG/GP because there scared sti*less of what would happen if their was another election.
End of story.
Do we need to have another thread having the same discussion?
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Do we need to have another thread having the same discussion?
Not my fault, blame the Moderator
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Thanks for that you saved us the expense of a Primetime Special
Glad to help your employers.
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The dogs on the street are very well informed it seems.
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The dogs on the street are very well informed it seems.
Never under estimate a dog, the are a lot smarter that people think.
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A Prime Time special about Madeline McCann, a girl who disappeared 13 years ago...

The dogs on the street knew she was no longer alive. Does RTE need to do ANOTHER segment on her over 13 years ago just because it's 'official'?
Not only that it's a nonsense story and they know it.
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