Business editor fired for printing ‘inconvenient truth’…

This is a new one on me. Yesterday Damien broke the news that Sunday Tribune dispensed with the services of Richard Delevan after he revealed that the house of property market auctioneer Ken McDonald has been on the market for 13 months, just three days after McDonald had told the Independent the market was vibrant:

“Just come in to our reception area at the moment. It’s like Heuston Station. People are buying properties for the same price as they were 18 months previously and with Dublin rents going up in double digits, there’s real confidence out there.”

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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