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Gerard Cunningham, freelance journalist and site owner

Dublin Freelance January 2018 agm and branch meeting

The next Dublin Freelance branch meeting will take place on Monday 8 January at 7pm in Buswells Hotel. We would urge you all to attend. The key item at the agm will be the election of members to Committee positions…

Freelance Forum Spring 2018

Freelance Forum is coming. Due to Storm Ophelia, we were forced to cancel the Autumn 2017 Freelance forum at the last moment. However we can now confirm that the Forum has been rescheduled and will take place on Monday 5…

Cancelled: Freelance Forum and Ophelia

Because of the latest upgrade of Storm Ophelia to Status Red, Freelance Forum Autumn 2017 is cancelled. Over the next couple of days, I will see about arranging a new date. I hope to email everyone involved by midweek letting…

Freelance Forum Autumn 2017

Freelance Forum is coming. Freelance Forum is a regular one day event designed to keep freelance journalists up to date with the latest developments in their industry. Aimed at writers, photographers and PR practitioners, and hoping to cover print, broadcast…

Secrecy clause would damage credibility of judicial inquiries – NUJ

Scales of Justice

THE National Union of Journalists has called on the government to redraft provisions of the Judicial Council Bill 2017, which prohibit publication of the names of judges censured by the Judicial Council and provides for a draconian prison sentence for…

Simon Cumbers Media Fund summer 2017 round closing shortly

Journalists and media professionals with an interest in reporting on issues in the developing world are invited to apply for funding under the summer 2017 round of the Simon Cumbers Media Fund. The closing date for applications is Wednesday, 10th…

Information Law 2017: First Annual Conference

Information law is an emerging area of law dealing with public access to information, the right to privacy and the balance between the two. It includes Freedom of Information, Access to Environmental Information, Re-use of Public Sector Information, Data Protection…

Independent Newspapers should withdraw plans to close pension schemes

The NUJ has called on Independent Newspapers (Ireland) to withdraw plans for the proposed closure of the company’s defined benefit pension schemes. The union has also protested at the manner in which scheme trustees, elected by workers, have been treated…