BLUESHIRT BUDGET BLUES
CRONA BYRNE’S COMPLAINTS
FF AND FG BANISHED FROM THE ÁRAS?
ST AND SINDO SHENANIGANS
If Sunday Times Ireland editor Nóirín Hegarty was disappointed to lose hack Mark Tighe to the Sindo, she has recovered some ground by nabbing pol corr Aoife Moore from the Examiner.
Moore’s arrival into the Aawrish edition of the Sunday Times should generate plenty of interest, considering she recently initiated defamation proceedings in the High Court against two former columnists from its biggest rival, the Sindo.
These are Gwen Halley and her husband, former senator Eoghan Harris, who operated pseudonymous Twitter accounts that Moore claims defamed her.
There’s more change afoot at the Sindo as Indo features ed, Liz Kearney, is moving to the Sunday paper.
PAT RABBITTE’S PREDICTIONS
BANKING ON THE BUDGET
MCWAFFLE’S DALKEY BOOK FEST VOLUNTEERS
A TROUPE of volunteers is gearing up to work for free this weekend at Dalkey Book Festival, which received €40,000 in funding from the Arts Council this year and is sponsored by Zurich Insurance.
Attendees pay €15 entry to each event and fans can also donate to support the festival, which was set up by economist David McWilliams and his missus Sian Smyth in 2010.
Dalkey Book Festival Services Ltd made a profit in 2019 of €33,000, reducing accumulated losses to less than a grand. While it may not be keen on paying the volunteers who man everything from front of house to merchandise and production, it paid rent of €7,500 that year to Iconic Media, a media company owned by McWaffle.
EURO JIM’S RELEVANCE
MICHEÁL MARCHES ON
NEVEN MAGUIRE’S GOODWILL
RAY D’ARCY’S DOSH
CLAIRE BYRNE’S END
TV REVIEW: BRAINSTORM (RTE ONE)
JOHN BURNS VS THE PHOENIX
STANDARDS HAVE fallen at The Phoenix if we are to believe the musings of Sunday Times journalist, John Burns. Goldhawk’s crimes amount to a failure to fall in behind efforts to undermine Ireland’s policy of neutrality and this magazine’s scrutiny of how the campaign of militarism has played out elsewhere in the Irish media.
As a frequent subject in our pages, a wounded John Burns might be forgiven for holding professional, even personal, animus toward the humble Phoenix, but our critic has the good grace to dress up any potential injury as a defence of the Irish Times – the newspaper which exhibited signs of extreme anguish when its own opinion polling last month revealed that voters remain unmoved in their attitude to war despite its best efforts.
MADIGAN’S BACK TO SCHOOL BLUES
PAUL STENSON’S MOVE
CHASING DIARMUID GAVIN
FILM REVIEW: AN CAILÍN CIÚIN
GOVERNMENT’S TEST RESULTS
NO ROOM AT THE INN
MYSTERY FIANNA FÁIL ROBOTS
PULLING THE PLUG ON PIPPA TV
JIMMY MENTON’S MEDICAL RECORD
DONNELLY TRIES TO CLOSE THE DEAL
MEDIAHUIS’S CLEAN SWEEP
A SHARED HEALTH SERVICE?
ELLEN COYNE’S HARD MEDICINE
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: LIAM KENNEDY
A chara dhíl,
Goldhawk must have developed a squint. I did indeed write that the Ukrainian famine of the early 1930s should not be conflated with the Irish experience almost a century earlier. But this had absolutely nothing to do with President Zelenskyy’s address to Dáil Éireann, as wildly suggested by your scribe. It had everything to do with Paul Gillespie’s column in the Irish Times a few days earlier, drawing a superficial parallel between great famines in Ukraine and Ireland.