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The So-Called Irish Press

The meaning of the English idiom “so-called” is generally given as, “So named; called by such a name, with a very strong connotation that the item is not worthy of that … Continue reading

April 15, 2015 · 6 Comments

Gene Kerrigan’s MediaBite Interview

MediaBite, a website founded in 2007 by David Manning and Miriam Cotton to analyse the intellectually incestuous group-think of Irish journalism, has an excellent interview with Gene Kerrigan, one of the very few left-wing newspaper … Continue reading

April 7, 2015 · Leave a comment

From Armchair Revolutionary To Armchair Reactionary

Continuing the controversy surrounding the legal tussles over the “bog-standard” mansion of Gorse Hill, situated in the exclusive Dublin suburb of Killiney, comes this specious defence of the denizens of the Golden Circle by … Continue reading

March 8, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Human Centipede

So one of the principle figures in the incestuous gang-bang that is modern Irish journalism has handed over the reins to her successor as Anne Harris, current editor of the … Continue reading

December 22, 2014 · 51 Comments

Defenders And Defilers Of The Irish State

Apparently Gerry Adams TD, leader of the political party the polls declare the most popular in the country, has issued a death-threat to the editor of the Irish Independent newspaper. … Continue reading

November 10, 2014 · 5 Comments

The Downfall Of The Sindo Bunker

Just a bit of fun – albeit with a bite ;-)

November 5, 2014 · 4 Comments

Tony O’Reilly, Entrepreneur Or Ideologue?

For the last three decades the national press in Ireland has been dominated by the publications of the Independent News & Media group (INM), a corporation formerly ruled by the controversial businessman Tony O’Reilly … Continue reading

June 29, 2014 · 1 Comment

Does He Mean Us? Yes, He Does

At the start of December last year I wrote a brief post marking the achievement of 400,000 views of An Sionnach Fionn in the two plus years of its existence. … Continue reading

January 26, 2014 · 8 Comments

Voting Fianna Fáil – Like A Dog Returning To Its Vomit

Another weekend, another poll, this time a telephone survey of 1000 voters by Millward Brown on behalf of the Sunday Independent newspaper. I’m always wary of examining polls in newspapers that fail to provide a … Continue reading

February 17, 2013 · 3 Comments

The Sunday Independent Has An Article On Irish History – Which Favours The Irish!

Something truly strange must have happened in the offices of the Sunday Anglo Independent over the last few days. Why? Because someone has managed to smuggle an article into the newspaper examining a … Continue reading

February 12, 2012 · 1 Comment

Horrible Histories With The Sunday Independent

The Irish Independent’s pet “historian”, John Paul McCarthy, has written a lengthy article on some of the behind-the-scenes events relating to the 1981 Hunger Strikes documented in the Irish and British government … Continue reading

January 9, 2012

Hear No Evil, See No Evil, Speak No Evil – The Irish News Media And The Sam Smyth Scandal

As many regular readers may know (you are there, aren’t you?) I frequently bang on about the inequities of the “media establishment” in Ireland. In general I pretty much loathe … Continue reading

October 30, 2011

The Sunday Independent – The Real Threat To Irish Democracy

Today’s Sunday Independent newspaper makes for incredible reading. There is one subject and one subject only; Martin McGuinness. And one clear strategy: keeping him out of Áras an Uachtaráin by any means … Continue reading

September 25, 2011

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