Inside the Dáil
John Drennan, in The Irish Sun, reports:
Leinster House is to crack down on journalists who it says portray TDs and their salaries in a negative light.
It is a move some might see as like President Donald Trump’s attacks on the US media’s “fake news”.
A private Houses of the Oireachtas Draft Communications Strategy Report plans to “robustly and promptly challenge inaccurate, misleading, unbalanced or misinformed media coverage of parliament”.
The draft strategy expresses particular concerns about the “less than benign view of the public on the salaries and allowable expenses of members, irrespective of any cuts”. And it believes the media are chiefly to blame.
…One source said: “I think you can translate that into meaning it will be putting manners on the media.”