Jody Corcoran: Media must protect what it creates
The newspaper industry has shown an appetite not only to embrace change, but to instigate it
'When your hand is in the mouth of a dog you tend to say 'good dog'," Communications Minister Pat Rabbitte told a meeting of newspaper executives at a reception in Dublin last week.
His remark was the most accessible yet to explain why the Government's attention has been drawn from a number of crucial issues clamouring for space on the agenda, such as the future of the newspaper industry in Ireland.
In this instance, the dog that bites is the EU/ECB/IMF.