Power, politics and the press

Power, politics and the press

The controversy surrounding INM raises some uncomfortable questions about politics and the media in Ireland

To some, it reads like an exciting corporate espionage thriller. To others, it’s an over-complicated drama that has consumed only those in the so-called media bubble.

But the story involving the country’s biggest newspaper group, Independent News & Media (INM), goes to the heart of the relationship between the press, power and politics.

It is a relationship where an independent press, free from interference and with the right to defend the sources of...

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