When was the last time the Irish Times broke a major story ?

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The Irish Times isn't beholden to an owner, and is governed by a trust. It is meant to be our "quality" paper, yet:

When was the last time the Irish Times broke a major story ?

I can think of a few ones they were fed by political spin doctors... but an actual real story ?

Compare them to the Daily Mail and its very limited resources

I find the Irish Times to be a socially conservative paper, that avoids ruffling feathers and eschews real journalism. Occasionally there's a bit of left wing economics - but mostly it is a smug little paper that serves little if any purpose.

cYp
 


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It's the paper of record in this country. In a culture which gets high on charisma and personality checking facts is an aside sometimes. I'm reassured the Times will never have gobdaws like Harris, O'Connor writing for them. Myers lost the rag when he left the paper. It's the only level head in the Irish media anywhere.
 
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The Irish Times isn't beholden to an owner, and is governed by a trust. It is meant to be our "quality" paper, yet:

When was the last time the Irish Times broke a major story ?

I can think of a few ones they were fed by political spin doctors... but an actual real story ?

Compare them to the Daily Mail and its very limited resources

I find the Irish Times to be a socially conservative paper, that avoids ruffling feathers and eschews real journalism. Occasionally there's a bit of left wing economics - but mostly it is a smug little paper that serves little if any purpose.

cYp
Hit the nail on the head there. In my opinion it's little more than a D4 rag used to massage the ego's of a D4 smug intellectual elite. Just look at it's sycophantic article on people born in Ireland joining the British Army and serving in Afghanistan and Iraq. There was no criticism of the justification for the war or the fact that the people they interviewed would be charged with sedition. Same applies for that effusive article for Elizabeth Windsor. It's little more than a "viewspaper" except for a neo-unionist mentality.

Having said that it's miles better than the Indo.

I get the Guardian now. I'd only get the IT on a Friday for the film guide.
 

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The Irish Times isn't beholden to an owner, and is governed by a trust. It is meant to be our "quality" paper, yet:

When was the last time the Irish Times broke a major story ?

I can think of a few ones they were fed by political spin doctors... but an actual real story ?

Compare them to the Daily Mail and its very limited resources

I find the Irish Times to be a socially conservative paper, that avoids ruffling feathers and eschews real journalism. Occasionally there's a bit of left wing economics - but mostly it is a smug little paper that serves little if any purpose.

cYp
Since Madam Editior took over the paper has really declined. The writers all seem to come from urban middle class backgrounds and are boring. The paper seems to be directed at upper middle class Dublin south Professional women.
 

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Hit the nail on the head there. In my opinion it's little more than a D4 rag used to massage the ego's of a D4 smug intellectual elite. Just look at it's sycophantic article on people born in Ireland joining the British Army and serving in Afghanistan and Iraq. There was no criticism of the justification for the war or the fact that the people they interviewed would be charged with sedition. Same applies for that effusive article for Elizabeth Windsor. It's little more than a "viewspaper" except for a neo-unionist mentality.

Having said that it's miles better than the Indo.

I get the Guardian now. I'd only get the IT on a Friday for the film guide.
So you buy a British newspaper because the Irish Times is "neo-unionist"?

What do you think of this Guardian article?
 

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The Irish Times isn't beholden to an owner, and is governed by a trust. It is meant to be our "quality" paper, yet:

When was the last time the Irish Times broke a major story ?

I can think of a few ones they were fed by political spin doctors... but an actual real story ?

Compare them to the Daily Mail and its very limited resources

I find the Irish Times to be a socially conservative paper, that avoids ruffling feathers and eschews real journalism. Occasionally there's a bit of left wing economics - but mostly it is a smug little paper that serves little if any purpose.

cYp
I like it for the letters, commentary articles and the Archives.

Was fascinated by this

The Irish Examiner seems a decent enough paper, both better than the Independent ?
 

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I like it for the letters, commentary articles and the Archives.

Was fascinated by this

The Irish Examiner seems a decent enough paper, both better than the Independent ?
for robbing apples? Jesus wept
 

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I read the rag 6 days a week, but don't pay 1.80 for it (obviously). Then I buy the estimable Sunday Telegraph as an antidote. Works for me at any rate.
 

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Is this the end for the Dinosaurs?

Big Bang successful

OR (to keep the creationist folk happy)

Day 6: God clones a woman from rib of Adam.
 
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So you buy a British newspaper because the Irish Times is "neo-unionist"?

What do you think of this Guardian article?
You should compare the articles. The guardian article is an honest enough account from a soldier who served in the Helmand province. The IT one I mentioned is little better than a British Army recruitment advert.

My brother who's in the FCA had a fit when he read that article especially that comment from that twat Joe Coyne.
 
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I like it for the letters, commentary articles and the Archives.

Was fascinated by this

The Irish Examiner seems a decent enough paper, both better than the Independent ?
The Examiner is good but it can be a bit lightweight at times. I did notice one commentator on that paper completely ripped off articles from Newsweek the odd occasion.
 

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The guardian would have

Day 6: God clones a man from rib of Eve ;)
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News of the World

Day 6: A NOTW Exclusive: Naked Eve revealed by our Snake in Forbidden Apple Scandal
 

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I like it for the letters, commentary articles and the Archives.

Was fascinated by this

The Irish Examiner seems a decent enough paper, both better than the Independent ?
Irish Examiner should be called "Cork Examiner", Browsing through Examiner yesterday in library found hilarious. Examiner is media partner of "Rosses of Tralee", they couldn't post winner's picture. hmmm.... I don't get it or Journo covering this event some where is sinking in lovely pints.
 


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