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    I've noticed recently that the 6.1 news has been cut from an hour to thirty minutes.

    Does anyone know whether this is just for the summer or whether it is a longterm cutback to the news schedule?

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnfás View Post
    I've noticed recently that the 6.1 news has been cut from an hour to thirty minutes.

    Does anyone know whether this is just for the summer or whether it is a longterm cutback to the news schedule?
    Summertime shedule sure. Unless there's been suicides in the IFSC or something, they keep it short - and brutally boring - during these wet months of the year,
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    Quote Originally Posted by johnfás View Post
    I've noticed recently that the 6.1 news has been cut from an hour to thirty minutes.

    Does anyone know whether this is just for the summer or whether it is a longterm cutback to the news schedule?
    It's typical for summer schedules all over the world. Politics has basically stopped for the month, as mad as that may be, and there isn't much to report on elsewhere either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnfás View Post
    I've noticed recently that the 6.1 news has been cut from an hour to thirty minutes.

    Does anyone know whether this is just for the summer or whether it is a longterm cutback to the news schedule?
    It does it every summer and has done for decades.

    That is also why Prime Time goes weekly rather than twice a week.

    In the summer months
    (a) there aren't the stories to carry a full bulletin
    (b) various staff will be on holiday so at any one time there will less staff than would be needed to produce a full hour long bulletin.
    (c) It saves money.
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    I haven't watched TV for about 2 years now. Can get it all online (though not live admittedly), Can't say I missed much.

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    It always happens in August. What has changed is that Nuacht has moved to Galway, the lovely Siun and all, from Dublin, and the times have changed.

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    Yesterday's RTE 9 pm news managed to fill 5 minutes with an Ironman competition in Wexford and an agricultural show in Cavan. Could we not have an extended weather forecast instead?

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    Morning Ireland starts at 7.30 too.

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    There's plenty of interesting foreign stories RTE could be reporting on - the world doesn't stop turning just because it's August and our politicians are putting their feet up.

    Incredibly, Charlie Bird's report from the US today made NO mention of Lockerbie and the outrage of Americans at the release of al-Megrahi - the biggest story over there today by a long shot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by draiocht23 View Post
    There's plenty of interesting foreign stories RTE could be reporting on - the world doesn't stop turning just because it's August and our politicians are putting their feet up.

    Incredibly, Charlie Bird's report from the US today made NO mention of Lockerbie and the outrage of Americans at the release of al-Megrahi - the biggest story over there today by a long shot.

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    Yet they find money for the atrocious boxing "celebrity" programme.

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