Eire Nua Nua?

I have been accused of unfairness towards Daily Ireland. In the spirit of fair play it is only right to record that aside from the McCartney bashing it does include this interesting critique by Mark Langhammer of the SDLP’s recent unification proposals and which appears to highlight a significant lacuna in the plan.

  • Belfast Gonzo

    Durkan may have been asked similar on Inside Politics, but I’m not going to search.

    The SDLP have a stock answer for anything they didn’t think of in the green paper – it can be considered in another review of the Agreement.

  • Davros

    I have been accused of unfairess towards Daily Ireland.

    I find that hard to believe Jimmy. I mean, you don’t even give them a mention in your Easter Message !

  • Everything Ulster (formerly Beano)

    Are the DI mope-ing again?

  • PS

    I find the hysteria of some towards the DI somewhat amusing. You’d think it was the first newspaper ever to have a political bias. Seems the problem is that papers must only be allowed to have an anti-Republican bias and not a pro-Republican one.

  • New Yorker

    Dear PS,

    There should be no hysteria or misgivings about DI. You are absolutely right, all newspapers world-wide have a political bias. In a democracy I believe the more newspapers the better.

  • Rethinking Unionism

    Usual clarity and common sense from a seminal and original thinker who showed the same ability in politics A level with David Bleakley in 1978. Pity the natives want such bland fare.

  • Everything Ulster (formerly Beano)

    Big difference between bias and propaganda. Having said that, I have to admit that I’m yet to purchase and read a full copy. From the stories I’ve read online, it seems like they would prefer to accept the word of Sinn Fein as gospel than actually show any kind of integrity in journalism.

  • lámh dearg

    The link no longer works.

    Have they moved it to frustrate Slugger?

  • levitas

    Apparently DI is doing pretty well, with sales in the ROI above what they expected despite the NI bias in news coverage.If you actually read it you would see that it gives pretty fair coverage in its news columns, didnt the SDLP get a big coverage of their conference? As for the features columns well they are no more pro-republican than other papers are avowedly and unremittingly anti-republican….Good Luck to it.

  • Jimmy Sands

    Do you have the figures levitas?

  • Belfast Gonzo

    A couple of people who should know mentioned figures of between 5- and 10,000 sales. I’m open to correction though. When do the ABC figures come out?

  • jamesquigley

    You should try the media in australia (rupert murdock) then you would see what biased is, where John Howard & W are about as good and decent a pair of men as you’re ever likely to meet, oh and their devout christians too.