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Replying To royaldunne:  "Paid for by hard pressed tax payers. While homelessness goes up and hospitals keep getting fuller."
I never realised TG4 was to blame for the state of the HSE and for homelessness.

Why won't someone stop these monsters?

MesAmis (Dublin) - Posts: 12577 - 15/01/2019 11:13:15    2157240

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You don't think there would be much of a demand for an English option even though 100% of Ireland's population speak English. I think you may be part of the Irish languages problem. We have a native language it's English, same as America ,Australia, half the world ect. It's only a means of communication at the end of the day. TG4 needs to be properly audited and provide a public service catering to everyone not just Republican Gaelgoiris and a narrow strata of middle class pseudo Marxists.

bloodyban (Limerick) - Posts: 1138 - 15/01/2019 11:45:33    2157250

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Replying To bloodyban:  "You don't think there would be much of a demand for an English option even though 100% of Ireland's population speak English. I think you may be part of the Irish languages problem. We have a native language it's English, same as America ,Australia, half the world ect. It's only a means of communication at the end of the day. TG4 needs to be properly audited and provide a public service catering to everyone not just Republican Gaelgoiris and a narrow strata of middle class pseudo Marxists."
Calm down snowflake

Breffni39 (Cavan) - Posts: 11556 - 15/01/2019 12:14:57    2157258

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Replying To bloodyban:  "You don't think there would be much of a demand for an English option even though 100% of Ireland's population speak English. I think you may be part of the Irish languages problem. We have a native language it's English, same as America ,Australia, half the world ect. It's only a means of communication at the end of the day. TG4 needs to be properly audited and provide a public service catering to everyone not just Republican Gaelgoiris and a narrow strata of middle class pseudo Marxists."
Not everything is made to cater for you and your sense of entitlement. Learn to live with it.

Breffni39 (Cavan) - Posts: 11556 - 15/01/2019 12:16:26    2157259

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Replying To bloodyban:  "You don't think there would be much of a demand for an English option even though 100% of Ireland's population speak English. I think you may be part of the Irish languages problem. We have a native language it's English, same as America ,Australia, half the world ect. It's only a means of communication at the end of the day. TG4 needs to be properly audited and provide a public service catering to everyone not just Republican Gaelgoiris and a narrow strata of middle class pseudo Marxists."
The govt pumped 171 million into Aviva stadium. It pumps millions into Horse racing too. It pumped millions into the failed "Rugby world cup" bid too. Any chance they will be audited?

galwayford (Galway) - Posts: 1574 - 15/01/2019 12:25:53    2157261

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Bíonn an TG4 stáisiun an mhaith. TG4 has literally saved the GAA if you ask me. It is the home of the GAA.

galwayford (Galway) - Posts: 1574 - 15/01/2019 12:28:49    2157264

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Replying To bloodyban:  "You don't think there would be much of a demand for an English option even though 100% of Ireland's population speak English. I think you may be part of the Irish languages problem. We have a native language it's English, same as America ,Australia, half the world ect. It's only a means of communication at the end of the day. TG4 needs to be properly audited and provide a public service catering to everyone not just Republican Gaelgoiris and a narrow strata of middle class pseudo Marxists."
How many people don't watch TG4's GAA coverage because of the language? I'd suggest it is very few or at least not enough to justify the outlay (at the hard pressed taxpayers expense of course) involved. They are an Irish language station also and may want there flagship programmes to be broadcast in that language.

I think we're all aware that English is the native language of the majority.

"Republican Gaelgoiris" and "middle class pseudo Marxists" is pure gold though. Take you long to throw that together? What's wrong with making a reference to 'comely maidens at the crossroads' too or is that cliché too passé.

I find every debate is enhanced by throwing cliché ridden BS labels at it and hoping it sticks and makes me look like I'm making a point.

MesAmis (Dublin) - Posts: 12577 - 15/01/2019 12:31:36    2157268

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Bloodyban does not like Irish, therefore Irish is useless. 2+2= 5 !!!

galwayford (Galway) - Posts: 1574 - 15/01/2019 12:33:55    2157270

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Replying To royaldunne:  "O'Rourke done nothing at underage level. Ahh come on, st pats??"
Is St Pat's a club or an underage county team? I know the school, my cousins went to school there. The Sunday Game isn't a secondary schools or even a colleges football TV show. He did very well with Simonstown and has more coaching credentials than Brolly or Spillane. I think Spillane has being a schools coach too. Anyways, my point is McStay is more clued into and more modern Gaelic football than the three wise men.

GreenandRed (Mayo) - Posts: 5410 - 15/01/2019 12:46:10    2157277

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Replying To galwayford:  "Bloodyban does not like Irish, therefore Irish is useless. 2+2= 5 !!!"
Bloodyban or Royaldunne do not like Irish. Fair play to them. They're not sheep. It's a forum and they're entitled to their opinion. If everyone agreed on this forum there would be no forum.

GreenandRed (Mayo) - Posts: 5410 - 15/01/2019 12:49:44    2157278

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Replying To MesAmis:  "How many people don't watch TG4's GAA coverage because of the language? I'd suggest it is very few or at least not enough to justify the outlay (at the hard pressed taxpayers expense of course) involved. They are an Irish language station also and may want there flagship programmes to be broadcast in that language.

I think we're all aware that English is the native language of the majority.

"Republican Gaelgoiris" and "middle class pseudo Marxists" is pure gold though. Take you long to throw that together? What's wrong with making a reference to 'comely maidens at the crossroads' too or is that cliché too passé.

I find every debate is enhanced by throwing cliché ridden BS labels at it and hoping it sticks and makes me look like I'm making a point."
Well said Mes Amis.
Not to mention those proudly claiming to be Gaels who rubbish both the Irish language and hurling.

St.Conleth (Kildare) - Posts: 1587 - 15/01/2019 12:57:20    2157284

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I was in no way having a go at TG4

But within the industry it brings a bit of slagging

Again it's operationing to a different set of rules. It enjoys a very large state budget and always will.

Within my area of empty I'm very much happy it exists as it's always good for freelance work and it always will be regardless of how well it performs (which is quite poorly for the most part) but again... it doesn't matter.

jimbodub (Dublin) - Posts: 19524 - 15/01/2019 13:27:33    2157290

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I was in no way having a go at TG4

But within the industry it brings a bit of slagging

Again it's operationing to a different set of rules. It enjoys a very large state budget and always will.

Within my area of employment I'm very much happy it exists as it's always good for freelance work and it always will be regardless of how well it performs (which is quite poorly for the most part) but again... it doesn't matter.

jimbodub (Dublin) - Posts: 19524 - 15/01/2019 13:27:59    2157292

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Most peculiar attitude to TG4 honestly they have provided hours of entertainment for Ladies Football when no one would touch it with a barge pole. I see EIR are muscling in on LGFA games (of course only showing the Dub games!) thats what happens when you "let the market decide". i am sadly not an Irish speaker, have no time for a lot of them as they are inverted snobs whose parts of the country hardly lifted a finger for Irish Independence and Irish culture. But that is nothing to do with TG4s excellent coverage of most of our games and long may it continue. If the language offends you so much you cannot bear to look at GAA sports I suggest maybe an international sport might suit your delicate personalities better.

arock (Dublin) - Posts: 4135 - 15/01/2019 14:34:51    2157317

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Replying To bloodyban:  "You don't think there would be much of a demand for an English option even though 100% of Ireland's population speak English. I think you may be part of the Irish languages problem. We have a native language it's English, same as America ,Australia, half the world ect. It's only a means of communication at the end of the day. TG4 needs to be properly audited and provide a public service catering to everyone not just Republican Gaelgoiris and a narrow strata of middle class pseudo Marxists."
TG4 needs to be properly audited and provide a public service catering to everyone

I don't get this statement. TG4 (or TnaG) was set up as an Irish language channel for Irish language speakers and to promote the language. It was a coup for them to get the GAA games that RTE etc. really didn't appear to be that interested in. Now that they provide these, I see no reason they should go back on their mandate to appease what appears to be a minority. Most people seem to be just glad of the service they provide (i.e. the facility to watch several matches that would, otherwise, not be available to them) without nit picking regarding what they don't do.

Kurt_Angle (Dublin) - Posts: 509 - 15/01/2019 14:57:56    2157322

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Replying To MesAmis:  "So the hard "pressed tax payers" want TG4 to get more tax so they can have additional commentary in English?

Fair enough.

I doubt there is actually very much demand for English commentary on TG4. A few cranks here and there mention it from time to time but the majority of people seem to have no issue with an Irish language station broadcasting in the Irish language."
And if you believe that then you also believe the earth is flat.

royaldunne (Meath) - Posts: 15917 - 15/01/2019 15:23:58    2157333

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Replying To FallenStar:  "Staggering ignorance of our nations native language."
Not ignorance, ambivalence. Not one person in this country doesn't understand English, vast majority do not speak Irish. Dress it up anyway you like those are the facts.

royaldunne (Meath) - Posts: 15917 - 15/01/2019 15:25:49    2157334

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Replying To MesAmis:  "I never realised TG4 was to blame for the state of the HSE and for homelessness.

Why won't someone stop these monsters?"
Read your fellow county mans first hand experience of tnag th4 or whatever it's calling itself these days before commenting

royaldunne (Meath) - Posts: 15917 - 15/01/2019 15:27:22    2157335

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Replying To galwayford:  "Bíonn an TG4 stáisiun an mhaith. TG4 has literally saved the GAA if you ask me. It is the home of the GAA."
Tg4 saves the gaa. :) can I have some what you on?

royaldunne (Meath) - Posts: 15917 - 15/01/2019 15:29:52    2157337

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Replying To St.Conleth:  "Well said Mes Amis.
Not to mention those proudly claiming to be Gaels who rubbish both the Irish language and hurling."
ahh look I mean when you get a guy (who has zero connection to a county ) to pick up a hurl for 27 seconds, so he can pretend to be living in a county) just so he can be transferred to play for a county football (even though NO CONNECTION to that county ) , and then people like yourself are happy with it , that does a lot more damage to hurling and gaa in general. Never forget the shame that a certain geezer and sj brought to the gaa, all cheered on by people now proclaiming to be great gaels. Yeah right

royaldunne (Meath) - Posts: 15917 - 15/01/2019 15:35:32    2157339

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