LOCAL NEWS PUBLISHERS HIGHLIGHT CRITICAL CHALLENGES FACING INDEPENDENT JOURNALISM

27 September 2019 No Comments by The Northern Standard

Over 30 representatives from Ireland’s local and national publishing news publishing industry, including CEOs, editors and journalists gathered in unity to speak with members of the Oireachtas about the challenges facing independent journalism in Ireland.

Over 50 Oireachtás members attended the event and included; Among those in attendance at today’s event were: Fianna Fáil Leader Micheál Martin, T.D.’s including, Michael Ring (FG), Minister Regina Doherty (FG), Brendan Smith (FF), Timmy Dooley (FF), Minister Helen McEntee (FG), Catherine Murphy (Soc Dem), Bobby Alyward (FF), Maureen O’Sullivan (Ind), Dara Calleary (FF), Jan O’Sullivan (Labour), Margaret Murphy O’Mahony (FF), Kevin O’ Keefe (FF), Jackie Cahill (FF), Roisín Shorthall (Soc Dem), Eamon Scanlon (FF), Mattie McGrath (Ind), Niamh Smyth (FF), Pat ‘ The Cope’ Gallagher (FF), and Senator Pádraig Ó Céidigh, John Curran TD (FF), Eugene Murphy TD (FF), Senator Diarmuid Wilson, Denis Naughten TD (Ind), Deputies Michael McLoughlin and Eamonn Scanlon.

Organised by Local Ireland and Newsbrands Ireland, the representative bodies for the local and national news publishing industries, the event highlighted practical steps the government could take to ensure a sustainable future for journalism in Ireland. These…

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