The ‘No Stone Unturned’ decision: Welcome win for press freedom

The decision by the High Court in Northern Ireland that it is “minded to quash” the warrants obtained by police to carry out raids on the homes and office of Belfast journalists Trevor Birney and Barry McCaffrey is a welcome sign that at least one branch of the justice system in Northern Ireland is prepared to respect and vindicate press freedom.

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Loughinisland journalists urge police to ‘stop digging’ after court hearing

Judges have moved to quash warrants against Trevor Birney and Barry McCaffrey over material used in their documentary into the 1994 massacre.

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INM shareholders to consider proposed Mediahuis takeover at special meeting next month

The High Court has made directions for the convening next month of a meeting of Independent News & Media shareholders to consider the proposed €145.6 million acquisition of the group by Belgian media company Mediahuis.

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Ireland's defamation laws 'not fit for purpose'

Speaking on international press freedom day, Andrea Martin said that stories are not being published because of the fear that defamation actions could follow.

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Our View: The media and the democracy it serves to protect not served by draconian defamation laws in Ireland

Today is World Press Freedom Day, an annual event to celebrate the fundamental principles of press freedom.

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Analysis: Sale of INM comes after a decade of changes for media company

The sale of Independent News & Media (INM) to a Belgian company comes after some turbulent times within the group.

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INM confirms receipt of potential takeover approach

Independent News & Media (INM) has confirmed that it has received an approach for a possible takeover of the company.

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Former editor denies Denis O'Brien graphic put businessman in 'bad company'

Denis O'Brien was among eight men listed in a graphic alongside a front page newspaper article headlined "22 men and €26 billion" because Mr O'Brien is well-known and is, in football terms, "Barcelona", a High Court jury has been told.

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Seven Irish people recognised on Forbes '30 under 30' list

The fourth annual Europe list recognises 300 people who are making waves in various industries including technology, sport, science, media and entertainment.

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Journalism or social media? The decision is yours

Who will fact check for you before and after referenda and elections? Who will tell you that 6,000 people need repeat smear tests? Mark Zuckerberg?, writes Joyce Fegan.

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Cork's 'Evening Echo' newspaper to be rebranded 'The Echo' as part of 'developing' offerings in print and online

The Evening Echo is to become a morning newspaper from March 3 and will be called The Echo.

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Internet pioneer: Social media giants 'merely paying lip service' to changing behaviour

A computer scientist who helped develop the internet has said social media giants are engaged in "surveillance capitalism" and are "merely paying lip service" to combating the rise of disinformation, data misuse, and online abuse.

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BBC’s first female Deputy Director General to step down

Anne Bulford has been hailed for her work over the past six years.

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GAA and Catholic Church to benefit from the €2.67m sale of Clare FM

The Catholic Church and members of the GAA are among the shareholders who will get a slice of the €2.67m sale price for Clare FM and Tipp FM, it has emerged.

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Independent News & Media to seek staff redundancies, report

The media group, Independent News & Media (INM), has opened a voluntary redundancy scheme for its editorial staff.

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Radio Kerry buys Clare and Tipp FM as part of expansion plans

Radio Kerry has agreed to buy Clare FM and Tipp FM as the broadcaster expands.

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Threats abound in the future of news

What is the future of news and why should you care? Because it’s about more than newspaper sales and the decline of print media — it’s about democracy, writes Joyce Fegan

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Stonewalling investigations: Loughinisland suspicions deepen

Even in the chilling litany of horrors inflicted by one Northern Ireland community on the other, the 1994 murder of six men by the Ulster Volunteer Force in Loughinisland as they watched a World Cup game, has a particular sharpness, a sharpness still relevant today.

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Stop fishing and catch Loughinisland killers, police told

The National Union of Journalists called for the PSNI investigation into film-makers Trevor Birney and Barry McCaffrey to be dropped.

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Irish Examiner Group announces managerial appointments

The Examiner Group has announced Ronan McManamy as the new managing director of the Irish Examiner and Evening Echo as one of four senior managerial appointments.

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George Hook retires from Newstalk

Broadcaster George Hook has announced his retirement from his role at Newstalk after 16 years with the station.

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Financial Times editor refused entry to Hong Kong

Victor Mallet was reportedly turned away at the border on Thursday after being questioned for several hours.

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Waitrose Food Magazine editor sparks controversy with joke about killing vegans

William Sitwell has apologised for comments suggesting a journalist should write about ‘killing vegans’.

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Listener figures music to 2FM ears

The latest radio listenership figures have proved music to the ears of RTÉ 2FM — but threw up mixed results for the other stations.

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Philip Green denies wrongdoing after being named as boss in gagging clause row

Lord Hain used parliamentary privilege to claim Sir Philip Green is the businessman at the centre of a press freedom row.

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Kilcullen Kapital Partners complete Sunday Business Post takeover

Kilcullen is led by entrepreneur Enda O’Coineen who is a former journalist and publisher.

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Ladbible buys Unilad as banter wagon rolls on

Beleaguered internet news site Unilad has been acquired out of administration by its arch rival Ladbible.

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EU members permitted to change e-publication Vat to lower print rate

EU Finance Ministers are to amend the existing EU Vat directive to allow Member States to apply lower Vat rates to e-publications, including electronic newspapers.

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Former INM chairman intends to 'robustly defend' himself against 'each and every' allegation

The former chairman of INM Leslie Buckley says he intends to robustly defend himself against each and every allegation.

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Inspectors appointed to Independent News and Media

Inspectors should be appointed to one of Ireland's largest media groups, a judge has said.

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Editor of new BBC show Politics Live hits back at critics of all-female panel

The editor of new BBC show Politics Live has defended his selection of an all-female panel for the programme’s debut.

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Single media watchdog suggested as part of defamation law review

A single oversight body for all media including online media is being considered as part of a major review of defamation law.

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Kieran Mulvey appointed director of INM

Kieran Mulvey has been appointed as a non-executive director of Independent News and Media (INM) with effect from today.

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Charlie Flanagan wants review of defamation and contempt of court

Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan has said he wants a review carried out into contempt of court rules and defamation laws.

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Jeremy Corbyn to propose tax on tech firms to fund journalism

The UK Labour leader will deliver the Alternative MacTaggart Lecture at the Edinburgh TV Festival.

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Fianna Fáil proposes fund to secure future of quality journalism

The party wants to establish a Print Journalism Unit within the Broadcasting Authority.

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Fianna Fail propose state intervention to secure future of 'quality journalism'

Fianna Fáil’s Communications Spokesperson, Timmy Dooley has today launched a series of proposals to secure the future of "quality journalism".

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Kamal Ahmed appointed editorial director of BBC News

The journalist has been the BBC’s economics editor since 2016, having previously been business editor.

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Mirror and Express publisher swings to loss as regional titles take a hit in UK

A slowdown in local advertising has impacted the value of its regional businesses as the company said there is now ‘greater uncertainty’ for titles.

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Alex Salmond dropped from Johnston Press takeover plans

Norwegian entrepreneur Christen Ager-Hanssen had previously said he wanted to make the former first minister chairman of the board at the publisher.

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MacGill Summer School begins amid gender balance controversy

The MacGill Summer School gets underway in Co Donegal today.

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End of an era for the Irish Examiner but thorough and professional journalism will continue

The ownership of the ‘Irish Examiner’ may have changed but its thorough and professional journalism, hallmarks of a free press, will continue, writes Tom Crosbie.

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Here is the news - Newspapers have a fututre

Yesterday’s confirmation of the deal between the Irish Times and Landmark Media — owners of the Irish Examiner — is a watershed in the Irish media market.

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How INM data interrogation was linked to cost cutting exercise remains unclear, court hears

It remains unclear how the apparent “interrogation” of the data of 19 people, including journalists and two senior counsel to the Moriarty Tribunal, was linked to a cost-cutting exercise at Independent News & Media, the High Court has been told.

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Lack of clarity in legislation means juries can assess damages in "offer of amends" defamation cases

The Supreme Court has ruled juries can assess damages in two defamation actions after saying there is a lack of clarity in part of the legislation introduced to provide early resolution of such cases.

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Irish Times complete purchase of Landmark Media; Pledge to protect 'identity and independence' of titles

The Irish Times has completed the acquisition of all of the publishing and media interests of the Cork-based Landmark Media group, which owns the Irish Examiner newspaper and other titles.

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Irish competition watchdog launches in-depth probe into newspaper deal

The authority said it needs further detail to determine whether the takeover threatens competition.

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Ian Kehoe resigns as editor of Sunday Business Post

Ian Kehoe announced today that he was stepping down as editor of the Sunday Business Post after four years in the role.

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Ministerial green light for Irish Times purchase of Landmark Media titles

A proposed purchase agreement whereby The Irish Times will acquire all of the publishing and media interests of the Landmark Media group has received ministerial approval.

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INM director Terry Buckley resigns

Independent News and Media (INM) has announced that Terry Buckley is stepping down as a Director of the Company with effect from May 31.

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INM group editor and director to step down

INM group editor and director to step down

The group editor and a director of Ireland's biggest newspaper group are to depart their posts.

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INM not disclosing costs of watchdog inquiries

The new chairman at Independent News and Media (INM) has extended its campaign to fight off the State’s corporate watchdog, telling shareholders that installing inspectors would do more harm than good to the country’s largest media firm.

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'Absolutely wrong' for INM to claim it was deprived of details on Buckley explanation for data removal, court told

The State’s corporate watchdog has said it was “absolutely wrong” for INM to claim it was deprived until March last of information casting doubt on its former chairman Leslie Buckley’s explanation for the removal of data from INM in 2014.

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Social Democrats call for Minister to excuse himself from Irish Times bid to buy Irish Examiner

Denis Naughten should excuse himself from anything to do with the Irish Times bid to buy the Irish Examiner, according to the Social Democrats.

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Judge approves arrangement between INM and ODCE for access to documents

A judge has made rulings governing access by various parties to documents and other material to be used for an application by the State’s corporate watchdog for appointment of inspectors to Independent News and Media plc.

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Competition Commission clears proposed acquisition by Irish Times of titles including Irish Examiner

Following an extensive investigation the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC) today announced that they have cleared the proposed transaction whereby 'The Irish Times Designated Activity Company' (which publishes The Irish Times) would acquire sole control of Sappho Limited (which publishes the Irish Examiner) from Landmark Media Investments Limited.

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Micheál Martin demands apology from Denis Naughten over INM call

Fianna Fáil leader Micheal Martin has described as “ridiculous” the defence given by Communications Minister Denis Naughten when he said his call with a lobbyist for Independent News and Media (INM) was “personal”.

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Denis Naughten did not do any favours for INM or Denis O'Brien, Taoiseach insists

The Taoiseach insists Denis Naughten did not do any favours for anyone over his handling of the INM controversy.

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Tánaiste defends 'straight politician' Denis Naughten amid lobbyist controversy

Under-fire communications minister Denis Naughten is a straight politician, the Dail has been told.

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Latest: Tánaiste has confidence in Denis Naughten as Minister

Latest: The Tánaiste says he has confidence in Denis Naughten as Communications Minister.

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