Gr?inne Seoige

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Post by TV Newsroom » Mon Feb 06, 2006 6:38 pm

I've just seen a new Sunrise advert with Eamonn only and its says at the end of the promo "Sunrise 6AM with Eamonn Holmes"

members have said on this and other forums that Grainne will be doing a few shifts on Sunrise. I wonder what's happening to Lorna Dunkey? (if anything)

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Post by carmel » Tue Feb 07, 2006 4:46 pm

Maybe Lorna is having som time off. Shock horror! Yes, yet another discrepancy in the Independent article. Perhaps we should start asking questions of Miss Larissa Nolan!

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Post by newshound_ie » Tue Feb 07, 2006 10:24 pm

This again from the 'Irish Independent'.





Glamorous Grainne to stay here (for now)



CELEBRITY newscaster Grainne Seoige will not be leaving Sky Ireland in the immediate future.



The glamorous Co Galway TV star is currently working in London on the UK's main news service but is rostered to return to Dublin on February 20 to resume fronting Irish Sky News. However, it may be only a matter of time before she returns to London.



Grainne, who is married to TV3s News Sports Correspondent Stephen Cullinane, has been working in the UK flagship station for the last two weeks.



However, according to insiders, this is normal as reporters and presenters are rotated.



Grainne's move to London had fuelled speculation that she was to break into highly paid British TV.



She has been the main face of Sky Ireland since the service began in May 2004.



Since moving to London Grainne has been seen by millions of viewers fronting the early morning news bulletins, but she will be moving to the prime time slot from 9pm to midnight.

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Post by xxx » Thu Feb 09, 2006 8:10 am

Am I the only person not to like Grainne?

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Post by SkyFanIreland » Thu Feb 09, 2006 8:59 am

jonn0boy wrote:Am I the only person not to like Grainne?







No. Most people in Ireland don't bother watching Sky bulletins because of her. I'd be glad to see her gone off to London. Though I must admit that she seems better reading there!



Paul

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Post by ginnyfan » Thu Feb 09, 2006 9:22 am

I was shocked to hear the voice pronounce her name the first time I watched her on Overnight.

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Post by xxx » Thu Feb 09, 2006 10:02 am

I can't listen to her, yet another reason to switch to BBC overnight.

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Post by skyspy » Thu Feb 09, 2006 2:35 pm

jonn0boy wrote:Am I the only person not to like Grainne?





I made some comments about her voice on prev. page, none of them positive .



ginnyfan wrote:I was shocked to hear the voice pronounce her name the first time I watched her on Overnight.





The MC has come up with a few versions of her name in her time on sky.

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Post by irxin » Fri Feb 10, 2006 12:20 am

She comes over as a very good presenter; the accent is great, very clear, and easy on the ear.



Personally I am very pleased that Sky are not importing anymore staff from the BBC, since the revamp I detect a little more beeb type opinion rather than sky type facts creeping into reports

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Post by guvnorgaz » Fri Feb 10, 2006 8:42 am

She has been on the 9-12 slot this morning,she seems quite good

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Post by newshound_ie » Fri Feb 10, 2006 8:59 pm

SkyFanIreland wrote:(post=13280:date=Feb 8 2006, 06:29 PM:name=jonn0boy)(jonn0boy @ Feb 8 2006, 06:29 PM) 13280

Am I the only person not to like Grainne?







No. Most people in Ireland don't bother watching Sky bulletins because of her. I'd be glad to see her gone off to London. Though I must admit that she seems better reading there!



Paul



I don't know how you can make such a general statment as, 'Most people in Ireland don't bother watching Sky bulletins because of her'. That's just not true!



Gr?inne has been the news anchor, at launch, of TG4, TV3 and Sky News Ireland. Head-hunted twice (for TV3 and SNI). She must be doing something right.



SNI's viewing figures will never be able to compete with those of 'general' channels such as, RTE, BBC, ITV, etc. That's not a fault of the presenter(s), it's just that there is only a small percentage of the population that are news-junkies and that watch a dedicated news channel. The rest will not feel the need to switch channels to SNI when there is already news on 2 or 3 of the above channels at 18:30 or 22:00.



Even at that, Sky News has a much higher penetration in Ireland than in Britain. When was that last time you saw BBC News 24 or CNN on TV in a public place?

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Post by me » Sat Feb 11, 2006 7:26 am

skyspy wrote:(post=13280:date=Feb 8 2006, 06:29 PM:name=jonn0boy)(jonn0boy @ Feb 8 2006, 06:29 PM) 13280

Am I the only person not to like Grainne?





I made some comments about her voice on prev. page, none of them positive .



ginnyfan wrote:I was shocked to hear the voice pronounce her name the first time I watched her on Overnight.





The MC has come up with a few versions of her name in her time on sky.

Maybe she is going to be on Sky News in UK full time now

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Post by dirkyt » Sat Feb 11, 2006 8:33 am

I really like Grainne; like my fellow countrywoman, Anne MacKenzie - I suspect that while many are tipping her for the big time, she'll remain grounded and put her family and home first. I can't see her ditching them for a the bright lights. In saying that, I would be happy to see both ladies on SKY.



As for Grainne in the future, well the only way I see her moving across the Irish Sea permanently, would be if her family come with her (as in whether her hubby would get a London-based job).



Sky News Tonight with Chris Roberts and Grainne Seoige would be a coup for Celts like myself. SKY News is airred to countries outside England as well!



Her accent is not a problem. She has great intonation and is as clear as bottled water!

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Post by guvnorgaz » Sat Feb 11, 2006 10:12 pm

I have seen online that she is only in the UK for 6 weeks so thats 5 more to go.

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Post by Stevo » Sun Feb 12, 2006 5:32 pm

I don't know how you can make such a general statment as, 'Most people in Ireland don't bother watching Sky bulletins because of her'. That's just not true!Indeed. Most people here probably don't watch the Sky News Ireland bulletins because they watch the RTE or TV3 ones instead. Very few would not watch them just because of Gr?inne! It never stopped them watching the TV3 news bulletins when she presented those did it? She was always considered a popular presenter then.



As pointed out, Sky News Ireland is really a peripheral service for a lot of people over here at the moment, RTE and TV3 will always have the biggest share of viewers, being the established broadcasters. However in time, Sky News Ireland will make some inroads and i think Gr?inne will remain a popular presenter for Sky News, whether on the Sky News Ireland bulletins or over in London for the mainstream Sky News service.

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Post by tippguy » Sun Feb 12, 2006 7:18 pm

i know she hasn't hinted anything but a move wouldn't really be that bad. she'd be working for sky news, her husband stephen could take up a job with sky sports (he is currently a sports reporter in Ireland) and their son who is 11 would be just starting secondary school in a year anway. Who knows!!

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Post by Greeneyes » Mon Mar 06, 2006 7:03 pm

sizeo:4/sizeoWhat is your opinion on Grainne Seoige presenting Sky News this morning and how would you compare her to the other female presenters at Sky News?sizec/sizec

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Post by Dude » Mon Mar 06, 2006 7:20 pm

Is it pronounced Groin Surge?

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Post by Greeneyes » Mon Mar 06, 2006 8:25 pm

Frist name would be Gr -in-ay and her name Seoige "show ga"



But do you think she is going looking?

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Post by Dude » Mon Mar 06, 2006 9:18 pm

Not enough to go on the internet to discuss it.

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Post by ginnyfan » Tue Mar 07, 2006 4:03 pm

I must say that I actually liked her this morning although I wasn't a fan of hers before.She was pretty good ,relaxed and was teasing Amanda in Hoolywood about the way she treates the celebrities.

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Post by TV Newsroom » Thu Mar 09, 2006 2:14 pm

http://www.skypressoffice.co.uk/SkyNews ... =1955Press Release about the all-Irish Sunrise. Lorna will be back next week.

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Post by newshound_ie » Thu Mar 09, 2006 8:31 pm

Never knew Jacquie Beltrao was Irish. Pity the 'Irish breakfast' line-up does not continue to next week. Would have been great for St. Patricks day, next Friday.

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