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First off, please don’t get me wrong. The inauguration of Barack Obama was a Very Big Story, which pinned most of Ireland to its seats in front of the TV last Tuesday.

24th January, 2009

First off, please don’t get me wrong. The inauguration of Barack Obama was a Very Big Story, which pinned most of Ireland to its seats in front of the TV last Tuesday.

The difficulty for Irish media lay in choosing how to cover it without simply repeating what every other media organisation in the world was also reporting – and usually backed by better resources.

Monday was fine because Bono charitably gave everyone...

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