Tuesday October 20, 2020

Property problems and the fourth estate

There was indignation at the banking inquiry over the media’s perceived role in the crash

22nd April, 2015

It was another interesting week at the largely futile Oireachtas Banking Inquiry, in which high-profile former newspaper editors were on the defensive as lesser-known media academics lobbed criticism on their publications for kindling the property boom.

While one might readily agree with Dublin Institute of Technology media lecturer Harry Browne in his view that the “high concentration of media ownership in this state is . . . a danger”, he was perhaps being a little...

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