Last week the Irish Time bought out the biggest online property business in Ireland. It makes a profit online. Although it is thought they paid something like €5 million over the odds to keep the likes of the Guardian out, it could signal a change in the paper’s online strategy. There are a few us just outside the gate waiting to get a free hit at the paper’s generally excellent content. With Tony O’Reilly still showing no signs of ‘getting’ the net, there is a massive online Irish and global audience there to capture!! We can only wait and see.
Mick is founding editor of Slugger. He has written papers on the impacts of the Internet on politics and the wider media and is a regular guest and speaking events across Ireland, the UK and Europe. Twitter: @MickFealty