Sunday May 31, 2020

SBP editorial: Buying and selling the news

4th March, 2018

How should a government talk to its citizens? It is not a moot question. Everything a government does is paid for by the people and done on their behalf; when it comes to telling them about those things, and their successes or failures, the government has a responsibility to be truthful and transparent.

Last week, the Irish government was accused of violating that contract, with major implications for the government, for Irish newspapers, and for...

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