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.
PADDY COSGRAVE’S BRAZILIAN HEADACHE
AIRBNB’S REFUGEE SPIN
SINN FÉIN BOGGED DOWN
MALCOLM BYRNE’S MEDIA
BRIAN DOWLING’S TURN
STEPHEN DONNELLY’S LAST LAP
SINDO’S POWER STRUGGLE
IRISH TIMES ‘RIGHT WING CHIC’
MARY LOU VS RTÉ
WHAT NOW FOR THIS UNHAPPY PAIR?
IRELAND’S TROPHY BECOMES MUSK’S PLAYTHING
WITH THE stroke of a $44bn deal, the dynamic of Ireland’s relationship with plutocrat Elon Musk is about to change significantly.
Loss-making Twitter is not among the major contributors to corporation tax revenue, and, with less than 200 staff at its European HQ in Dublin, the company’s jobs’ footprint is dwarfed by the thousands employed at Apple, Google, Intel and other multinationals.
The presence of high profile Twitter is, however, considered to be crucial in attracting other investment, and, for all the criticism levelled at the social media platform internationally, it remains a prestige bauble in the sales pitch of Ireland Inc.