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#31

How long has RTÉ One had Irish Gaelic continuity announcers?
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#32

We all have to learn it in school (unless you get the apparently now easier to come by than in my day exemption) and most RTE CAs would have some Irish at least.

There would have been occasional use of Irish continuity on RTE since day one - mostly of the “Radio Telefis Eireann, you’re watching RTE One” or in the early days “Telefis Eireann, bealach a seacht” (Channel 7). Or around actual Irish language programming. Or on St Patrick’s Day (or more recently the ever inaccurately named Seachtain na Gaelige which occurs around that time and seems to go on for way longer than a week!). It seems to have extended recently to random announcements in Irish for otherwise English language programmes, which is a bit odd.
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(19-11-2023, 09:16 AM)Rdd Wrote:  There would have been occasional use of Irish continuity on RTE since day one - mostly of the “Radio Telefis Eireann, you’re watching RTE One” or in the early days “Telefis Eireann, bealach a seacht” (Channel 7). Or around actual Irish language programming. Or on St Patrick’s Day (or more recently the ever inaccurately named Seachtain na Gaelige which occurs around that time and seems to go on for way longer than a week!). It seems to have extended recently to random announcements in Irish for otherwise English language programmes, which is a bit odd.

Probably true to say there's always been at least some bilingual element to RTE pres - start-up and closedown on both channels usually included a little message in Irish Gaelic.

Almost seemed to be mandatory, infact, although towards the mid 90s, it was sometimes dispensed with, going by YT material.

Come to think of it, the whole tone of continuity - especially on RTE1 - began to sound more relaxed and informal as it moved out-of-vision (announcers like Noel Fogarty spring to mind)
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#34

From my perspective the increase of Irish in continuity announcements on RTE is a very welcome development. We should be hearing Irish spoken in our media away from TG4 and Radio Na Gaeltachta a lot more than we are. If you ever listen or watch New Zealand media content online they use lots of Māori language words and sentences. We should be a lot more like them in Ireland.
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#35

Was there any news reports on Irish TV today in relation to the incident?
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#36

Trying to watch the Toy Show from England, and typical useless RTE - their player is not working properly, pathetic, pure symbol of how bad that broadcaster has become, useless, utterly useless.
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#37

It never works properly. It’s not just the Toy Show.

(Although it probably doesn’t help!)
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#38

Are the RTE One Christmas idents new? Don’t recall having seen them before.
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#39

(12-12-2023, 09:53 AM)Rdd Wrote:  Are the RTE One Christmas idents new? Don’t recall having seen them before.

Yup, they're definitely new.
They could do with a corporate rebrand next year.
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Why? The corporate logo is timeless, and works as well today as it did in 1995 (contrast with the monstrosity used beforehand).

RTE One really needs refreshed presentation - even having dropped most of the 2006 idents, the rest of their presentation will be ten years old in a few weeks - but I can understand why they might not want to do it at this particular point, and the boat may have been missed for now.
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