Tag: Journalism

UT in the Firing Line: What has Trinity College Journalism in Turmoil?

Move over Mariupol, the latest journalistic affray in Trinity College Dublin looks set to outmatch the carnage coming out of the Donbass this month. News of a campaign to strip Trinity College’s premier student newspaper the University Times (UT) of...

/ 16/03/2022

Selective Reporting and the Responsibility of the Press

It comes as no surprise that Jozef Puska has finally been named as the individual charged with the murder of Ashling Murphy — certainly not to us as the supposed purveyors of disinformation, and certainly not to regime-approved journalists who...

/ 20/01/2022

The Journal’s €350k Brussels Bailout

In May of last year, The Journal was forced to deny rumours of its impending dissolution with false and malicious stories circulating that the site was on the cusp of formally closing the shutters owing to financial stress. Founded in...

/ 23/10/2021

Eoghan Harris: Downfall of a Regime Journalist

This weekend a scheduling hole will be blown in the oped columns of the Sunday Independent following the departure of long term polemicist Eoghan Harris. By now most readers will have heard of the saga. One of how a veteran...

/ 08/05/2021

Irish Government Siphons 400k of Foreign Aid into Open Borders Propaganda

Alongside facemask manufacturers, it's been a rather halcyon year for so-called opponents of 'misinformation', as a cottage industry of experts have emerged onto the scene. From the entirely astroturfed ISD organisation, never quite off our airwaves, to battalions of perfunctory...

/ 26/04/2021

Institute For Strategic Dialogue: Case Study in Media Astroturfing

The Institute for Strategic Dialogue released a report this week detailing their intelligence-gathering on what they call the Irish "far-right". There is nothing new in this document, and it seems more like a compendium of their greatest hits already released...

/ 15/04/2021

Future of Media Commission — Are Irish Journalists Looking for a Bailout?

Running the gamut of dealing with fake news, to potentially doling out slush money, to saving struggling journalistic titles, the Future of Media Commission is arguably the most important government commission you've never heard of currently in operation. Prompted by...

/ 09/03/2021

How Much Was Una Mullally Paid As Part of State LGBT Quango?

To chorus calls decrying cronyism and state-sponsored nepotism, Irish Times journalist Una Mullaly was announced by the then Minister for Children Katherine Zappone to be appointed as Chair of the LGBT National Youth Strategy Committee in December 2016. A new...

/ 22/11/2020

Udo Ulfkotte: Was a Nationalist Journalist Murdered in Germany?

Occupied Germany and Ireland’s Alternative Timeline Think of the following alternative historical timeline.  In the 1970s the conflict in Northern Ireland spills over into the 26-county state with the Provisional IRA seizing effective control of the Republic as the Leinster...

/ 20/09/2020

Red Faces at the Phoenix

Irish media has not been spared the recent Corona-induced downturn as the economy enters a prolonged viral hiatus.  From the temporary lay-offs and streamlining of hacks at ‘Independent’ News and Media (INM), to a plethora of local titles hitting the...

/ 23/04/2020