Saturday 10 December 2016

Zozimus: Media report commissioned by left-wing grouping

Published 23/10/2016 | 02:30

Forgotten Patriot: Douglas Hyde and the Foundation of the Irish Presidency 2016 by Brian Murphy
Forgotten Patriot: Douglas Hyde and the Foundation of the Irish Presidency 2016 by Brian Murphy

Yet another tiresome blog on the "worrying lack of plurality" in the Irish media, from that paragon of British liberalism, Roy Greenslade.

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After, yet again, stating the bleeding obvious about Denis O'Brien's media interests, the Donegal-based Guardian pundit goes on to quote voluminously from a new report by four lawyers at two UK-based legal firms "which calls on the Irish Government to intervene".

The blog does, however, get interesting in the third-to-last paragraph when we're told that the authors were commissioned to compile the report by the Sinn Fein MEP Lynn Boylan on behalf of the European Parliament's left-wing grouping GUE/NGL.

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