On thursday just gone one of Irelands best known and reputable sport institutions made history for the League Of Ireland and for the country by becoming the first Irish team to qualify for the group stages of a European competition. Going into the match Rovers were closer to making this break through than any other Irish team ever has been. Now surely in any other country such a huge sporting occasion would be available to anyone in the country, but not in this dive of an island. I mean seriously this was for some bigger then O'Leary's penalty in 1990 but RTE weren't bothered. I already mentioned this in another thread but RTE's pathetic coverage of just about everything deserves it's own thread I feel. The only downside to what was otherwise a momuntes occasion was provided by the same channel that insults us by showing those cringeworthy tv licence ads. Portraying the irish people as incompetent idiots who don't bother paying their bills. The cheek of them. The insults don't stop there, they are never ending. They tell we must pay our tv license our face the shame of a court appearance. In return for paying our licence we get Mrs Browns boys, Fair City, Ear to the ground and hours more of utter tripe. I swear to christ if the tv license guy calls to my door I'll end up in court for assault!!
Anyone have any idea who decides what programmes are shown on rte and how much are they paid with our money? If they're paid at all we're getting ripped off!