RTE closes on Saturdays


I watched with great interest how the so-called mainstream Irish media broke the news (or failed in this case) of the attack on the British Army base in Antrim on Saturday night.

For the most part I followed the story unfold through Mick Fealtys Slugger O’Toole website as the Irish media including their websites went to sleep some time around nine o’clock that night.

The main news website of our national broadcaster RTE.ie couldn’t even manage to get the biggest story of the year to date, up until breakfast time on the Sunday morning.

Even more laughable was the response of the Sunday Tribune newspaper when they received the statement of responsibility from the IRA group on the Sunday evening. Here was an opportunity for the Sunday Tribune to drive substantial traffic to their website by exclusively publishing the text of the statement on their site.

Four days on and the Sunday Tribune dont even have a mention of the story on their site.


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