Today is our last day @thetimesIE. The team here has done incredible work over the past 4 years and I’m sad that I was a part of it for just a short time. The loss of their reporting is bad for everyone. Ireland needs journalism. I hope people realise that before it is too late.
— Colette Sexton (@colette_sexton) June 21, 2019
Last day at @thetimesIE – thanks to the great team, all the readers, subscribers, fellow hacks, critics, contacts, press folk, government folk, business people, lawyers, campaigners, activists and just anyone and everyone we came into contact with. It has been a blast.
— Richie Oakley #andacyclist (@roakleyIRL) June 21, 2019
I think you can really judge the quality of a newspaper by the kind of people who want it to close, so judging by the absolute s t a t e of the people celebrating mine and my colleagues job losses, @thetimesIE did a LOT of good in its 4 years 😊 I’m so proud of it
— Ellen Coyne (@ellenmcoyne) June 21, 2019
Last day at @thetimesIE -for aspiring hacks: a wise editor once said if you can write, talk on the phone, & ask the right questions you’ll always have a gig telling stories. I started as an intern in @SunTimesIreland & I’m finishing as a senior reporter. Excited for what’s next! pic.twitter.com/11ITFnhR4w
— Catherine Sanz (@sanzscript) June 21, 2019
The first all-female political team in Oireachtas history https://t.co/j5VZNZdhgT
— Niamh Lyons (@niamh_lyons) June 21, 2019
I finished up earlier this week at @thetimesIE. In many ways I’m glad as today I think would’ve brought out a tearfest in me. I was there quite briefly, but it made a major impression on me. Very nice, very talented people who will do brilliantly wherever they go, and deserve to
— Cianan Brennan (@ciananbrennan) June 21, 2019
— Jon Smith (@TheJRSmith) June 21, 2019
Sad to see @thetimesIE closing its doors today. Some top class reporting and analysis from this publication over past 4 years. We have to ask do we want quality journalism, and if so, are we willing to pay for it? Democracy needs professional + determined journalism. #BuyaPaper
— Micheál Martin (@MichealMartinTD) June 21, 2019
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