— Jessie Magee (@jessiemagee) October 6, 2017
Denis O’Brien leaving the Four Courts last year after he lost his case against the Dáil and State over statements made by in the Dáil about his banking affairs; a tweet by former Communicorp journalist Jessie Magee
Further to Denis O’Brien-owned Communicorp banning all journalists from The Irish Times contributing to its radio stations…
Mark Tighe, in The Times Ireland edition, reports today about journalist Jessie Magee, who worked for Communicorp stations for ten years, deciding to quit last week.
“I was unhappy with the management culture there for a while,” Ms Magee said. “It’s not a happy work environment.”
She also said that there was always extra concern about covering stories about Denis O’Brien on Newstalk or Today FM.
“There have been stories over the years on Esat or O’Brien suing newspapers or the Dáil and there is a fear about covering them.’ Everything about him has to be vetted and proofed . . . There was huge concern about how, or if, we could cover those stories.”
Communicorp declined to comment.