Colin Murphy: Fairness and open-mindedness are a journalist’s last defences
As the ongoing Ronan Farrow controversy demonstrates, herd mentality can be both seductive and toxic to the media
A little over a year into my first job as a reporter, working for Vincent Browne at Village magazine, I got my first big scoop. I spent a week or two firming up the story, wrote it, and Browne put it on the cover. A couple of hours before it was due to go to print, with the cover designed and the magazine nearly laid out, he called me into his office.
“Let’s go through...
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Susan O’Keeffe: IFAC’s analysis deserve to be discussed by civil servants and advisors in a public way
Any rejection of the Council’s advice must be grounded in solid argument
Susan O’Keeffe: ‘Living with Covid’ strategy emerges as the only realistic option
Our health service is where the greatest shift needs to occur for this new adjustment to succeed
Nadine O’Regan: ’Tis the season to live in the present
It’s that time of year again when you can indulge in that familiar panic over finding gifts for people who are ‘hard to buy for’, being upstaged in an exchange of presents and scrambling for something to wrap in an ‘emergency’
Kathleen MacMahon: The tools of one’s trade are precious things indeed
In an age where most of us have desk jobs, it’s important to remain in touch with the smells and sounds that spark a passion for what you do