Willie O’Reilly: The Irish like their media more than most – but bad news is causing some to turn off

In Ireland, we access far more news and trust more of what we read, but the effects of distressing news cycles can’t be ignored by publishers

Once a mobile is bought, the addiction is lifelong. And it’s our ‘go to’ choice for news, with 35 per cent using it to access information on current events

What do you do when you wake up in the morning? What is your instinctive reaction to the new day? An embrace of your partner, or a review of the day ahead?

Perhaps you do both, but a survey released last week revealed that, for many, their first instinct is to reach for their mobile phone. That small, black-screened device is increasingly our first touch on waking.

We can all acknowledge its addictive qualities. These ...