RTÉ Six One News and Weather hit by 'major technical difficulties'

Caitríona Perry and Keelin Shanley definitely had their work cut out for them last night as RTÉ experienced some "major technical difficulties."

RTÉ Six One News and Weather hit by 'major technical difficulties'

Caitríona Perry and Keelin Shanley definitely had their work cut out for them last night as RTÉ experienced some "major technical difficulties," writes Sally Gorman.

If you tuned in to yesterday's RTÉ Six One News you were met with a series of delays and disruption to service as the programme was forced off air twice.

Caitríona Perry and Keelin Shanley.
Caitríona Perry and Keelin Shanley.

That being said, the girls played a blinder! They kept things under control and remained cool, calm and composed despite the difficult circumstances.

Twitter, however, showed no mercy and viewers were quick to criticise station's gaffe.

It wasn't just the news that was affected though, RTÉ Two also took a bit of a tumble.

There was a disruption to transmission of The Simpsons and Neighbours.

Even the weather segment didn't get a good run at things and it too was affected by the technical difficulties.

After delivering her update the RTÉ meteorologist had to walk offset as the cameras kept rolling.

We can only imagine there were thousands tuned in to hear the forecast for the rest of the week..which looks set to sunny by the way.

All in all, the situation was handled very smoothly by the team of presenters.

This isn't the station's first tech error though, in fact there have been quite a few memorable ones.

Aengus Mac Grianna has had his fair share:

Even Caitríona Perry suffered a little blip as Washington Correspondent.

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