Can anyone explain how the big ugly TV screen that terminates the vista from Sth Great Georges Street to Dame Street came to be? As far as I can tell its a permanent and very intrusive -looking fixture. Was it part of the JC Decaux bikes deal? Will they be obliged to show World Cup soccer matches on it?
Perhaps this is a separate issue but can anybody enlighten me as to how a dodgy British news channel came to be so prevalent in almost all the transport hubs of Dublin? The omnipresence of Sky News on big screeen TVs at major train stations (Connolly, Pearse, Heuston...) is a real turn off. Some time ago I emailed Irish Rail to point out to them that there is a perfectly good Irish TV station called RTE that has for the last year been streaming a 24 hour news channel online (with ticker-tape rolling news across the bottom of the screen). As you can imagine I didnt get much of a response.
I wouldnt be as bothered about the TVs at train stations if they fulfilled some useful purpose like broadcasting relevant local, national and international news stories, community events, announcements etc, balanced with the right amount of advertising.