#VinB on hypocrisy of parliamentarians who seek (for once) to enforce the law…

Had to do a double take on this one this morning… Vincent Browne points to a number of cases that have passed unnoticed under the gaze of Dublin’s parliamentarians (not least Ireland’s wealthiest media tycoon, Denis O’Brien).. While Vincent is not arguing that Mick the Builder (from Wexford) is not deserving of censure, …in a normal, decent society, he would be deserving of censure and of the appropriate criminal sanctions. …he does, however, muddy the waters somewhat by getting in …

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The future of Irish media lies in the evolution of new business models…

If you get time, it’s well worth watching Vincent Browne’s programme from Monday night. It’s a highly intelligent (not to mention passionate) discussion of Irish journalism’s most pressing problem; ie the disappearance of the business model underwriting much of the professional journalism in Ireland. It was fun (despite the dire implications of the topic), not least because gamekeeper turned poacher Susan Daly (aka @biddyearly on Twitter) took great delight in highlighting some of the blatant short comings of the mainstream …

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Where was Enda…

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