Most other newspapers, in Ireland and worldwide, used versions of the dead child on page one….we used what I think is the strongest image as the lead image on the first foreign news page. On page one we carried a picture of Michael Fingleton matching a report on his evidence to the Banking Inquiry.
…Were we right not to use the picture on page one?
In hindsight probably not – by the time we went to press later last night the images had gone viral and were all over news bulletins and Twitter.
The shock element by the time the paper hit the newsstands this morning was gone and most readers would have understood that these heartbreaking images of a dead innocent child… say more about our failure in Europe to deal with the refugee crisis than an acre of print.
Frank Millar, picture editor of the irish Times
Pic: Paul Sammon