Ministerial greatness could be undone by Hobbsian onslaught

Michael McDowell delivered a lecture on the media at UCD last week and exhibited his habitual annoyance with Irish journalism for its collective failure - with the honourable exception of one Samuel Smyth, obviously - to fully understand his greatnes

18th February, 2006

Michael McDowell delivered a lecture on the media at UCD last week and exhibited his habitual annoyance with Irish journalism for its collective failure - with the honourable exception of one Samuel Smyth, obviously - to fully understand his greatness.

In the course of McDowell’s admittedly interesting address, there were some characteristically thought-provoking sections - such as where he says that RTE can only criticise government policy ‘‘in a neutral way as regards party political...

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