Un-imaginative and depressing: RTE slammed after Dublin’s New Years countdown fails to impress the viewing public – TheLiberal.ie – Our News, Your Views
January 23, 2018

Un-imaginative and depressing: RTE slammed after Dublin’s New Years countdown fails to impress the viewing public

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RTE has once again found themselves facing a barrage of criticism following the airing of Dublin’s New Year’s countdown.

The national broadcaster who are no strangers to receiving criticism, were once again blasted by an angry Irish public who tuned into watch the New Year’s show at Dublin’s Custom’s House on the banks of The Liffey.

In what many feel was a dire show to ring in the New Year, the viewing Irish public flocked to social media on New Year’s Day to voice their disgust at the national broadcasters planning whilst airing the event.

Although the show was an improvement on previous years the Irish public were not overwhelmed by the display which seen Kodaline headline the performance that included an aerial dance performance on the Liffey followed by a rather mediocre fireworks display.

Many voiced their disgust as there was no official countdown to ring in the New Year and they were even more annoyed by the fact that RTE seemingly forgot to put a presenter in place for the event which was broadcast live across the country.

In a flurry of Tweets just after midnight on Monday, the viewing public used an array of colourful language to describe the event which was also labelled depressing and un-imaginative.

However even though the national broadcaster did recieve the brunt of the criticism, many on social media did point out the event was in fact organised by Dublin City Council.

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