Sunday October 25, 2020

A parochial and partial history of the Independent

Independent Newspapers: A History, edited by Mark O'Brien and Kevin Rafter. Four Courts Press, €45. Reviewed by Harry Browne.

4th November, 2012
Gavin and Tony O'Reilly played a vital role in Independent Newspapers in the modern era. Photo: Tony O'Shea

Independent Newspapers: A History

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In the decade or so that I have been teaching the history of the press to journalism students, the Irish reading list has been rapidly lengthening. The two editors of this volume are among the people most responsible for filling what was, through the 1990s, a wide gap in scholarship.

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