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    Default Did rte.ie pull a story this afternoon?

    RTE1 lunchtime news reported that Enda Kenny had requested a meeting with the Taoiseach, Central Bank, etc, prior to any recapitalisation of the banks.

    The story was on the full-news-index on rte.ie soon after.

    Its not there now - stories normally hang in there all day...

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    One thing is clear.

    Our print media has a very tenuos committment to democracy.

    All this nonsense about the opposition having a duty to support the government. That is dangerous nonsense.

    The role of the opposition is to act as a check on the excesses of government and to provide an alternative.

    The idea that they shoud support the innumerate ramblings of Fr Jack Cowen is laughable.

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    I heard it on the news at seven this evening.

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    i believe you are referring to this story:-

    Fine Gael demand to see banks' books | BreakingNews.ie

    and rte.ie moved it into a seperate piece on the same / similar topic:-

    http://www.rte.ie/news/2009/0208/economy1.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by drbob1972 View Post
    i believe you are referring to this story:-

    Fine Gael demand to see banks' books | BreakingNews.ie

    and rte.ie moved it into a seperate piece on the same / similar topic:-

    RTÉ News: Gormley says bank chiefs must take pay cut

    Thanks.....

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    So the revolution's on hold, guys? RTE Director General isn't going to be hung, drawn and quartered?
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    Interesting, I wonder is there a whistle blower loose in the banks?
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    Quote Originally Posted by badboy2 View Post
    All this nonsense about the opposition having a duty to support the government. That is dangerous nonsense.

    The role of the opposition is to act as a check on the excesses of government and to provide an alternative.
    I don't believe anyone suggested that they have "a duty to support the government".

    The issue is their preference for Grandstanding, Misrepresentation and Innuendo when they would be better spending their (taxpayer funded) time making positive contributions to the process - such AS providing alternatives.

    Lets be having some alternatives - for a change.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SPN View Post
    I don't believe anyone suggested that they have "a duty to support the government".

    The issue is their preference for Grandstanding, Misrepresentation and Innuendo when they would be better spending their (taxpayer funded) time making positive contributions to the process - such AS providing alternatives.
    So if they're so useless, why were those two main opposition parties YOUR party's first choice as coalition partners right up to Election 2007?
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    Quote Originally Posted by hiding behind a poster View Post
    So if they're so useless, why were those two main opposition parties YOUR party's first choice as coalition partners right up to Election 2007?
    Probably the same reason as FG & Labour wanted the Greens to form a govt. with them. Anyway, the 2007 election is as relevant to our present situation as the 1916 Rising.
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