Where's me country?

The loss of 900 jobs at Seagate in Derry was the major story on RTE news programmes today.

The story was the first item on all the station’s flagship news bulletins with huge resources deployed for analysis of the event. Mary Wilson of Drivetime described the news as a black day for the North West.

There was no attempt in any of the broadcasts to inform unknowing tourists that Derry is actually a city in another country.

Indeed, it’s hasn’t yet been established whether the RTE newsroom has been informed that Ireland was partitioned in 1921.

Meanwhile, second place on the news was the death of seven citizens on the roads in the Republic.