Opinion Shane Ross

Monday 11 December 2017

Shane Ross: Anglo from the horse's mouth

HAD the Irish Times turned tabloid?

Last week, ex-editors of the paper of record turned in their graves. The lead item on a front page that frowns on sensationalism had gone walkabout.

All that traditional D'Olier Street stuffiness had been thrown out the window, the lofty ideals of its politically correct founders discarded by a new editor barely a wet day in the job. Insiders were muttering that "it would never have happened under Geraldine (Kennedy, the recently retired editor)".

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