Friday, June 16, 2006

Haugheys Funeral to be broadcast Online

I know I'm often quick to jump on RTE when I think they are screwing up. This time I'll give them a complement, or at least a sort of complement. They are going to broadcast the funeral of Charles Haughey online.

Now while it's nothing compared to the BBC's coverage of the World Cup online at least it shows that RTE are now trying out new technology. They may have missed the boat (plus the bus, the train, the plane and the horse and cart) when it comes to things like digital TV, but they seem to have learned something from their mistakes and are making an attempt to embrace online broadcasting at the same time as world leaders, like the BBC.

Update: It's on now. If you want to watch it click here.

Update 2: Charlies brother Fr Eoin Haughey is giving the sermon. It's kind or strange listening to it as from time to time he says words like Carlie himself used to, that low growl Dermot Morgan used to mimic so brilliantly. It almost seems like Charlie is getting a say in his own funerals sermon.

Update 3: And so Charles J Haughey, sixth Taoiseach of the Republic of Ireland, has been laid to rest. Ar Dheis De go raibh a anam dilis. May he rest in peace.

Update 4: I went to the Mansion House today to sign a book of condolence, the place was all closed up. I guess you can only offer your condolences 9-5 Monday to Friday.

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