RTE under Fianna Fail

TOM O'DEA LOOKS AT THE CHANGES IN TELEVISION COVERAGE OF CURRENT AFFAIRS SINCE THE NEW GOVERNMENT CAME TO POWER

The National Binge

THE COUNTRY has been on a massive drinking rampage since the return of the Fianna Fail Government to power in early summer. The sales of alcohol have rocketted by 15% in the three months from June to September over the same period last year, and the expectations in the drink trade are that this Christmas will see the most massive drinking spree in our history.

The Rise and Fall of the House of Fitzwilton

  • 1 November 1977
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The Fitzwilton experiment contributed nothing to the Irish economy but earned for its three promoters, Tony O'Reilly, Vincent Ferguson and Nicholas Leonard, £1. 4 million in capital gains alone in return for an initial investment of a mere £75,000.
By JAMES PRUFROCK

Big swing against RTE 2

In a special opinion poll conducted for Magill a huge majority in the 26 counties expressed themselves in favour of the re-broadcasting of BBC I on a second channel rather than RTE 2. By TOM O'DEA

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