Is TV3’s coverage of EURO 2016 better than RTE’s?
International

Is TV3’s coverage of EURO 2016 better than RTE’s?

51 games. RTE had the rights to all 51, but then decided to sub-licence 22 of those games to the upstarts from Ballymount. Now that we've finished the first round of matches, it’s time to analyse the coverage of both stations. From Tommy Martin’s hypnotic eyebrows to Damien Duff’s just-got-out-of-bed routine. We’ll compare these two broadcasting tycoons* by…

Was Leicester's triumph down to equal TV income?
Premier League

Was Leicester’s triumph down to equal TV income?

All Premier League sides receive identical income from TV rights This equality is not reflected in other major European leagues Allows "smaller" clubs to compete with the top sides New TV deal is worth £5.136bn over 3 years This fairy tale could not happen in Spain or Germany Congratulations to Leicester on a marvellous achievement. The preferred adjective…

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Was Michael Collins wrong to sign the Anglo-Irish treaty?

100 years after the 1916 rising, we ask if Michael Collins and his comrades were naive to sign the Anglo-Irish Treaty.  Michael Collins and co. were shortsighted This may be an unpopular opinion as we're currently commemorating the 100 year anniversary of the 2016 Easter Rising. Firstly, I'm not suggesting that Ireland should have never gained independence from the…

How will TTIP effect us?
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What is TTIP and should you be really scared?

TTIP, or the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership is a group of trade negotiations being carried out between the United States and EU, all behind closed doors. Basically, TTIP is reducing the regulatory barriers for big business to trading between the US and EU.  Environment, Banking, Food safety,  and the individual powers of EU nations…