The judge directed bona fide members of the press may attend and report such applications but, before the court sits to hear such cases, they must make themselves known to the court registrar and produce satisfactory identification such as a National Union of Journalists card.
Communications Minister Denis Naughten should remove himself from any media merger decisions unless he issues a public statement accepting he was wrong to discuss Independent News and Media’s (INM) bid for Celtic Media with a lobbyist.
Children of gardaí have been approached on a football pitch and told their father is a “scumbag” for policing a protest after being identified via social media, a Garda conference has heard.
The body representing national newspapers in Ireland yesterday said the Irish legislative framework “breaches” European law as it fails to adequately protect “the sources and privacy of journalists”.
Health Minister Leo Varadkar has warned that gardaí are taking part in “sinister” acts breaching private citizens’ rights after it emerged that the force has used covert surveillance and tapped journalists’ phones and computers.
Health Minister Leo Varadkar has warned gardaí are taking part in "sinister" acts which breach private citizens' rights after it emerged journalists' phones and computers have been tapped and subjected to covert surveillance by the force.
RTÉ welcomed the clearance from the High Court yesterday to report Dáil debates concerning billionaire businessman Denis O’Brien, saying it sent out an important message to TDs and the media.