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From top: Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin and Sinn Féin President Mary Lou McDonald


Via The Times Ireland edition

The poll carried out by Panelbase is the latest to place Fianna Fáil in pole position, at 23 per cent, with only a week to go before the election next Saturday. Mary Lou McDonald’s party is the second most popular, at 21 per cent, followed by Fine Gael on 19 per cent.

Election 2020: Poll shows Sinn Féin heading for second place as Fine Gael falters (The Times Ireland edition)




Earlier: De Friday Papers

RTÉ News understands staff were told at a meeting today that all but three positions at the paper were to be made redundant and that those three jobs had to be reapplied for.

A print version of the Times Ireland was launched in June 2017 after a digital-only launch in 2015. The publication will return to a digital-only edition. The Sunday Times in Ireland will be unaffected.

The Times Ireland to cease print edition (RTÉ)


Subscription fees at The Irish Times; a tweet from the editor of The Times Ireland edition Richie Oakley this morning

Oh, it’s on.

This morning.

Editor of The Times Ireland edition Richie Oakley announces that the monthly subscription fee for The Times Ireland edition and The Sunday Times Ireland edition is now €5, down from €21.

Both new and existing subscribers can avail of the offer.

Meanwhile, Karl Brophy, former Director of Corporate Affairs and Content Development at Independent News and Media, has tweeted his price drop thoughts:

The Times Ireland edition

Harry Burton and his nomination (top) for Political Cartoon of the Year

Cartoonist Harry Burton, whose work appears in The Times Ireland edition, has been shortlisted for ‘Political Cartoon of the Year’ presented annually by the UK’s Political Cartoon Society for his Eight Amendment voting day offering.

He faces pencil stiff competition from some of Britain’s top cartoonists.

You can vote for Harry here.

Harry Burton

The Times ireland Edition


Harry’s cartoon in the Times Ireland edition this morning.

Thanks Richard

RTÉ, Montrose, Donnybrook, Dublin 4: pages from the executive summary of an assessment by the European Broadcast Union

The executive summary of an assessment by members of the European Broadcast Union (EBU) into RTÉ’s future has been obtained by The Times Ireland Edition, under the Freedom of Information Act.

RTÉ refused to release the full report because it claimed “this would interfere with publishing its five-year strategic plan”.

Via Catherine Sanz of The Times:

RTÉ lacks focus and innovation, struggles to appeal to certain audiences and is wasting money, according to a critical report by public service broadcasters across Europe.

The assessment found that all levels of the state broadcaster lacked coherence and there was mistrust between departments.

It said a high level of overlap in its programming schedule had caused RTÉ to lose time, money and audience numbers.

It referenced a consistent “lack of synergy” in the organisation, which it said did not encourage innovation.

The broadcaster was at a “decisive moment” and was being stretched “beyond what is reasonable” by the number of services it ran. The report urged consolidation.

The report said that the “weak funding situation” should be countered by more aggressive lobbying.

It suggested that the organisation concentrate on services for a diverse audience base. “RTÉ needs to think differently and be free of the mindset of its traditional content offer,” it added.

Good times.

RTÉ ‘wastes cash and is losing its audiences’ (Catherine Sanz, The The Times Ireland Edition)

Read full EBU executive summary here




Via The Times Ireland edition:

Two unregulated crisis pregnancy agencies with connections to Irish pro-life groups have been caught giving misleading “advice” about the consequences of abortion, having sex and using contraception.

A new undercover investigation by The Times has secretly recorded counsellors at the Ask Majella crisis pregnancy agency claiming that abortion causes breast cancer and can increase a woman’s chances of losing all of her reproductive organs. They also said that contraception was dangerous and women could “die” from having sex.

A second undercover investigation at Gianna Care, a crisis pregnancy service that started as a Youth Defence activist group, recorded a counsellor telling the undercover reporter that all women who have an abortion regret it. Both agencies claimed to offer “the truth”.

Gianna Care and Ask Majella are unregulated crisis pregnancy agencies based in Dublin. Both have been exposed six months after The Times carried out an undercover investigation into another clinic, the Women’s Centre at 9 Berkeley Street in Dublin, which revealed it was telling women that abortion causes breast cancer and could turn them into child abusers.

At that time, Simon Harris, the health minister, pledged to crack down on such agencies but no new legislation has been introduced..,.

Sex kills, anti-abortion clinic tells women (Ellen Coyne and Rebecca Lumley, (The Times Ireland Edition)

Previously:  Abortion causes cancer, women’s centre claims (The Times Ireland Edition, September 5, 2016)

Thanks Alan Caulfield


Via The Ireland Edition of The Times and The Sunday Times:

A new marketing campaign has been unveiled by The Ireland Edition of The Times, the digital newspaper, and The Sunday Times, Ireland’s leading quality Sunday newspaper, to let readers know that both products deliver a well-balanced and outward looking perspective on the national and international stories that matter.
The ‘Know your times’ brand campaign aims to demonstrate how The Ireland Edition of The Times and The Sunday Times ensure readers are not just informed, but well-informed, about the fast changing world we live in via an in-depth and authoritative mix of Irish and international news, business, politics and sport as well as insightful opinion and analysis.




You may recall how Ellen Coyne and Catherine Sanz, of The Times Ireland Edition, went undercover at an ‘abortion advice’ centre in Berkeley Street, Inns Quay, Dublin 7.

Last month, they reported how a woman working at the clinic, who claimed to be a counsellor, told Ms Sanz that when a pregnancy ended unexpectedly a woman’s reproductive system could be damaged and that it could cause breast cancer.

Ms Sanz was also told that abortion could lead to women abusing their children in the future.

Further to this…

Ms Coyne reports this morning:

Unregulated crisis pregnancy agencies will be made illegal under a new bill proposed in response to an undercover investigation by The Times.

Brendan Howlin, the Labour leader, is hoping to pass the “much-needed” legislation as soon as possible after a clinic run by a Catholic group was exposed claiming that abortions could cause breast cancer and turn women into child abusers.

The bill, introduced to the Dail yesterday, would amend the Health and Social Care Professionals Act to add crisis pregnancy counsellors to the list of health professions regulated by the state. The move would make them subject to checks and any complaints against them would be examined.

… The [Women’s Centre on Berkeley Street] centre is linked to the Good Counsel Network, a Catholic anti-abortion group that holds protests outside clinics in Britain and has defended the Magdalene laundries. It is also connected to a man who was found in a 1999 High Court case to have used a similar clinic to illegally adopt a baby from a woman who had been talked out of an abortion.

Labour bill targets rogue crisis pregnancy agencies (The Times Ireland edition)