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where is this "ulster" you speak of?

Liamwalkinstown (Dublin) - Posts: 7957 - 05/09/2017 12:25:51    2042938

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Replying To Liamwalkinstown:  "where is this "ulster" you speak of?"
A place far, far away.....so far RTE doesn't even include it on maps.

Ulsterman (Antrim) - Posts: 9041 - 05/09/2017 12:52:30    2042942

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The map made your stomach turn? I would gave thought the content of the discussion that people in certain parts of the country die younger and are 3 times more likely to die of cancerveould have been more stomach churning, but no - let's all get upset about a map which detailed results of a Republic of Ireland census and which had no bearing on the 6 counties.

Not having that. Had a look there at the CSO site and every map I checked funnily enough although they don't have data on the North they haven't chopped it off e.g. Small Area Population map, Census at School map, County GDP maps, Percentage change in Electoral Divisions etc. Assuming that RTE are using data from the CSO then they would have actually had to go to the bother of removing the North. It is a sad state of affairs - in more than one sense!!!

Offside_Rule (Antrim) - Posts: 3615 - 05/09/2017 12:53:43    2042945

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As regards the map - it was very lazy RTE - they could easily get the data from the north and do a decent programme

says me who had cancer,

cuchulainn35 (Armagh) - Posts: 1490 - 05/09/2017 12:54:20    2042946

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The rte 'mapgate' was sure to have the outrage brigade out in force. Like a poster said it was about the republic of Ireland not Northern Ireland.
Maybe they should have had a whole Island map and put a union Jack over northern Ireland. The nationalists might have reconvened Stormont for that outrage and called the U.N. You can't win with people who look for 'slights' everywhere.

bloodyban (Limerick) - Posts: 730 - 05/09/2017 14:26:38    2042992

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Replying To bloodyban:  "The rte 'mapgate' was sure to have the outrage brigade out in force. Like a poster said it was about the republic of Ireland not Northern Ireland.
Maybe they should have had a whole Island map and put a union Jack over northern Ireland. The nationalists might have reconvened Stormont for that outrage and called the U.N. You can't win with people who look for 'slights' everywhere."
And welcome back to Uncle Tom once again.

MedwayIrish (Wexford) - Posts: 2324 - 05/09/2017 14:53:58    2043006

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Replying To Ulsterman:  "Now this is Galway's day and hearty congratulations to them. They have the best team in the country this year and very well done to them. However just watching the Sunday Game panel discussing the hurling season there were fellas from Leinster, Munster and Connacht all giving an opinion.
However i thought it was sad, and a bit of an insult to be honest, that there was NO ONE on the Sunday Game panel from Ulster giving an opinion or asked what they thought. The panel were all hale and hearty about "7 or 8 teams" and that "hurling was in a great state".
Ulster, Antrim, Down didn't even get a mention or thought and no one gave an opinion on how the hurling Establishment has badly failed Ulster particularly Antrim. Last night on YouTube I watched Antrim beating Offaly in the 1989 All Ireland hurling semi final and run Kilkenny so close in 1991 but tuning into tonight's Sunday Game one could be forgiven for believing the province of Ulster has disappeared into thin air.... and maybe some would just wish that! Thoughts?"
Maybe its a conspiracy but the blanket defence has disappeared into thin air too

Vishred (Mayo) - Posts: 208 - 05/09/2017 15:23:04    2043019

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Maybe they should have had a whole Island map and put a union Jack over northern Ireland. The nationalists might have reconvened Stormont for that outrage and called the U.N. You can't win with people who look for 'slights' everywhere.

Or given that it was the CSOs data they used then why not just take the maps as they are, with the North included geographically but not statistically, and show them? Why go to the bother of removing the North? The CSO don't so why did RTÉ?

(Rhetorical questions by the way)

Offside_Rule (Antrim) - Posts: 3615 - 05/09/2017 15:33:39    2043022

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Replying To Liamwalkinstown:  "where is this "ulster" you speak of?"
A pale question or a question from the Pale?

baire (Galway) - Posts: 479 - 05/09/2017 15:42:09    2043027

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Oh - and maybe it is time for RTÉ to refamiliarise themselves with the Broadcasting Authority Act and their General Duties in relation to all 32 Counties.

Offside_Rule (Antrim) - Posts: 3615 - 05/09/2017 15:44:17    2043029

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Replying To Ulsterman:  "Now this is Galway's day and hearty congratulations to them. They have the best team in the country this year and very well done to them. However just watching the Sunday Game panel discussing the hurling season there were fellas from Leinster, Munster and Connacht all giving an opinion.
However i thought it was sad, and a bit of an insult to be honest, that there was NO ONE on the Sunday Game panel from Ulster giving an opinion or asked what they thought. The panel were all hale and hearty about "7 or 8 teams" and that "hurling was in a great state".
Ulster, Antrim, Down didn't even get a mention or thought and no one gave an opinion on how the hurling Establishment has badly failed Ulster particularly Antrim. Last night on YouTube I watched Antrim beating Offaly in the 1989 All Ireland hurling semi final and run Kilkenny so close in 1991 but tuning into tonight's Sunday Game one could be forgiven for believing the province of Ulster has disappeared into thin air.... and maybe some would just wish that! Thoughts?"
If I were you, I'd be more interested in getting a parliament set up to run the place rather than crying about nobody from irrelevant counties on a Sunday Game panel.....

Dr.Watson (Kildare) - Posts: 179 - 05/09/2017 23:54:50    2043230

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Replying To Dr.Watson:  "If I were you, I'd be more interested in getting a parliament set up to run the place rather than crying about nobody from irrelevant counties on a Sunday Game panel....."
'irrelevant counties'? Please explain.

baire (Galway) - Posts: 479 - 06/09/2017 09:56:59    2043292

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In fairness Ulster has its own TV broadcast which the other provinces can't say, and dedicated GAA newspaper (which is excellent for all things GAA, Hurling, football, Ladies football, camogie and handball). However i haven't seen much support or coverage of any hurling on the Ulster TV station, so perhaps you should look closer to home first.

theweanling (Cavan) - Posts: 246 - 06/09/2017 10:20:14    2043311

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Replying To Dr.Watson:  "If I were you, I'd be more interested in getting a parliament set up to run the place rather than crying about nobody from irrelevant counties on a Sunday Game panel....."
Sigh. Its a GAA forum. Stick to the topic.

Also, there is no such thing as an Ulster Parliament.

seanfinn (Monaghan) - Posts: 338 - 06/09/2017 11:10:21    2043352

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Also, there is no such thing as an Ulster Parliament.

Unless of course you are of a Unionist persuasion where you then call everything to do with the North 'Ulster'. Maybe he is a closet Unionist.

Offside_Rule (Antrim) - Posts: 3615 - 06/09/2017 12:38:07    2043401

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