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Matt Cooper: McDonald book row raises questions of how Sinn Féin in power will treat media

The party’s track record of litigiousness raises questions about how a SF government might influence, directly or indirectly, an ‘independent’ media

Shane Ross should be thrilled. He has been a master at getting publicity for years, both as a politician and as a journalist.

Think of all the coverage he and Eamon Dunphy got for berating the board of Eircom at one annual general meeting, and of their campaign to have the state take control of the privately owned toll bridge on the M50 — which it did, at great cost. Or think of his more ...