Is the media really out to get Sinn Fein?

The party claims it is the victim of bias, but negative coverage is not confined to one political faction

16th February, 2020
Is the media really out to get Sinn Fein?
There were accusations that media coverage of Sinn Féin President Mary Lou McDonald was biased. Picture: Niall Carson/PA

With the election now over, maybe it is time to talk about the media coverage of it. During the campaign, there were loud calls from people prominent in Sinn Féin, and prominent people on social media such as Paddy Cosgrave, the Web Summit founder, claiming that the media was biased. The main evidence used to support this contention was the initial decision to exclude Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald from the RTÉ leaders’ debate....

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