A ringside seat for history’s first draft

A ringside seat for history’s first draft
Emily O’Reilly: ‘At the time, we saw the news only in its immediate context’ Picture: Marc O’Sullivan

My time at The Sunday Business Post gave me the privilege of bearing journalist witness to many epochal events, from the Northern ceasefire to the horror of 9/11, writes Emily O’Reilly

The first significant story I recall writing for The Sunday Business Post concerned a dinner in Helsinki in 1993. The then leader of the Progressive Democrats, Des O’Malley, and his party colleague Pat Cox enjoyed a main course of Russian bear in the course of a convivial evening, during which O’Malley neglected to tell Cox of his intention to step down as party leader, which he promptly did on his return to Ireland.

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