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Met Eireann received complaints about this arrow pointing out Ireland on the weather forecast

Met Éireann has received over 118 complaints about the weather reports over 12 month period.

OVER A 12 month period Met Éireann received over 118 complaints, TheJournal.ie has learned following a Freedom of Information request.

One of which related to a weather report from last month in which this popped up in the forecast.

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Yes, that would be a green arrow pointing out Ireland.

One viewer was particularly mortified over it as he had relatives from abroad visiting.

At this stage I have to ask…. What is the story with the labelling of Ireland on weather maps on the weather forecast on rte?? Why after all these years do people suddenly think that we have become a nation of morons who don’t know what our country looks like???! Is this an RTE thing or a Met Eireann thing? Either way, it’s absolutely ridiculous and rather embarrassing! I had English relatives staying with me last week and they were in stitches at the thought that we needed to have our country pointed out to us. I’m sure there’s some genius behind this but I can tell you I have yet to meet someone who doesn’t think it’s stupid!

On the day in question, it didn’t go unnoticed either, with many people taking to Twitter to ask what the story was.

They’re just trying to be helpful, guys.

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