Revolutions have many things in common. One is the efforts revolutionaries make, once they have consolidated power, to ensure their version of change becomes the official narrative. This, as often as not, leads to one-dimensional, self-serving history. Writers, painters, film-makers, poets and songwriters — journalists too — all contribute to that process. Most do so with integrity and enthusiasm but not all are examples of scrupulous disinterest.
Sat, 16 Nov, 2019
FIANNA Fáil backbenchers are demanding further amendments to the Dog Breeding Establishments Bill following greyhound industry representatives warning that the bill, in its current form, will lead to the “destruction of a fine traditional Irish industry”.
Thu, 24 Jun, 2010
EVEN before it is published, serious questions are hanging over the report into Bord na gCon following a claim by its controversial chairman that media coverage of what the document contains appeared to be at variance with indications that he had received from the author during his investigation.
Mon, 15 May, 2006