Category Archives: Social & Cultural

From some o f the most recent articles I’ve produced to some of my earliest written pieces, many of them written while I still lived in Chicago and was asked to produce a weekly column documenting an emigrant’s experiences.

Do Not Feed The Bots

An edited version of this article first appeared in Village magazine, November 2017 edition. One on four twitter followers of Philip Boucher Hayes are fake accounts, the RTÉ broadcaster announced on his twitter feed recently. Around the end of August, … Continue reading

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Newspapers try some dynamism

The latest national newspapers Audit Bureau of Circulation (ABC) report for Irish newspapers bring more bad news for the industry, with a drop in total sales of over eight percent – over 90,000 copies – in the twelve months to … Continue reading

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Trust in media unusually high in Ireland

This article first appeared in Village magazine, July 2017 edition In the wake of the Jobstown trial, a lot of commentary followed on both power of social media to influence outcomes, and the credibility (or lack of same) of “mainstream” … Continue reading

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Charting the Charleton tribunal

This article first appeared in Village magazine, June 2017 edition As the tribunal of inquiry into protected disclosures and certain other matters prepares for its opening statement from counsel in mid-June, Peter Charleton must be wondering what he’s let himself … Continue reading

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