Media criticised over disorder coverage

The outcry over Saint Patrick's Day public disorder and drunkenness has provoked criticism of the media.

The outcry over Saint Patrick's Day public disorder and drunkenness has provoked criticism of the media.

Arrests and violence around the country have received blanket coverage following another night of March 17 madness.

Broadcast and print journalists alike are accused of sensationalising the role of young people in overnight trouble.

Former Dublin Lord Mayor Dermot Lacey said today has been all about cheap headlines.

“I think it’s just easy journalism and it’s easy reporting,” he said. “Why, for example, are there no representatives of young people on the St Patrick’s Day organising committee?”

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