Irish Times journalists warned on Eighth referendum tweets

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4th February, 2018
Paul O’Neill, the editor of the Irish Times

Journalists at the Irish Times have been told not to post anything online that could damage the impartiality of the newspaper in the lead-up to the referendum on the Eighth Amendment.

In an email to staff last Tuesday evening, Paul O’Neill, the editor of the Irish Times, said: “The debate will take place on doorsteps, in homes, on TV and radio, in newspapers, online and on social media platforms.

“Social media has...

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