4 Responses to So – ain’t Irish journalism great?

  1. Iolar April 12, 2016 at 5:58 pm #

    “The governments of the United Kingdom and Ireland have been working together to put historical accuracy and mutual respect for different views at the heart of our approach to this decade of centenaries…”

    According to an article by Theresa Villiers in the Irish Times today, it would appear that the terms mutual respect and national security are now synonymous.

    Francis Rowntree, 11, was shot by a soldier in west Belfast in 1972. During an inquest (12.4.2016) it became apparent that significant parts of a military log had been “cut out.” How convenient, the terms “cut out” and “redacted” appear to be synonymous also.

    “The fact that many of us now refer to the biggest owner of Irish media as ‘Redacted’ speaks volumes. One big voice has far too much power and prominence in our small country.”

    Gemma O’Doherty speaking at Independent House Dublin 7 April 2016

  2. Perkin Warbeck April 12, 2016 at 7:06 pm #

    Once again, a fine display of unerring ballistic deflection for the benefit of your groundbound readership, Esteemed Blogmeister: comhghairdeas.

    Good to read Gemma Doherty giving an ex-insider’s confirmation of what all outsiders with half a brain ( 50 % shades of grey matter) know about the corrupt complacency of the mono-minded media in the Free Southern Stateen.

    To cherry pick one of her numerous gems:

    -When RTE presenters are not interviewing each other, they’re rolling out the same clique of voices and seeking to rehabilitate people who’ve been disgraced in the public eye.

    RTE’s definition of evolution:

    Mulatto to Mule

    When RTE began we ‘d the mulatto called St. Martin de Porres
    Now we’ve got a drug mule who does or doesn’t do porridge
    She’s a Prima
    Donna of Lima
    Wonder will Michaela be banished by RTE into cold storage?

  3. Sherdy April 12, 2016 at 8:45 pm #

    Journalism in Ireland may not be the oldest profession, but it sure does behave that way!

  4. jessica April 12, 2016 at 10:24 pm #

    What ever happened to Irelands bards?

    We used to have songs to make us laugh, cry, or give us strength when faced with state oppression.

    They united us back then. There is nothing to unite us anymore. We are simply citizens on an island.

    Has modern journalism crushed Irelands soul and the greed to control it sold it?