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Gerard Cunningham, freelance journalist and site owner

Opportunities for documentary funding

RTE Arts: Call For Ideas 2012 As part of an overall strategy to renew and refresh arts programming on RTÉTV, RTE Factual urgently requires ideas for high-impact cultural TV events and series for 2012 and beyond. For more details click…

‘Tribune’ freelances win rights

Seven former Sunday Tribune workers have had their employment status recognised after they took cases to a Rights Commissioner. The decision clears the way for them to apply for redundancy payments and other entitlements from the State Insolvency Fund. Full…

Freelance Ready Reckoner

Andrew Bibby, a UK-based freelance journalist, produces the Freelance Ready Reckoner. Although numbers for both jurisdictions are not exactly comparable due to differences in taxation levels, inflation, cost of living etc, you may find it a useful aid. Andrew writes:…

Copyright review: Public meeting

The Copyright Review Committee will hold a public meeting at 8:30am next Monday morning, 4 July 2011, in the Robert Emmet Lecture Theatre, Room 2037 Arts Block, Trinity College Dublin. The meeting will be chaired by Eoin O’Dell, and other…

Branch meeting: NUJ Dublin Freelance 27 June 2011

The next Dublin Freelance branch meeting will be held on Monday 27 June 2011 at 7pm in Buswell’s Hotel. Note that we will be making motions and selecting delegate nominations for the upcoming Irish Biennial Delegate Meeting to be held…

Freelance Forum notes: Pat O’Mahony on broadcasting

I can’t over emphasise how much – just like print and online – ideas are the life blood of radio and TV. If you have any or are wondering what kind might work, check programme listings and listen and watch…

NNI launches Journalism Awards initiative

National Newspapers of Ireland launches Journalism Awards initiative NNI has launched its first Journalism Awards initiative for work first published in any NNI or NNI Local & Regional title between 1 September 2010 and 31 August 2011. Details here.

NUJ summer party

The NUJ in RTE and the Irish Times are co-hosting a party for all Dublin based NUJ Journalists. The theme is ‘Walk Like an Egyptian’. There will be DJ’s specialising in East Med/North African sounds, food too (from the region,…

Notice: Dublin Freelance branch meeting

Next meeting of NUJ Dublin Freelance branch can propose motions for the Dublin biennial delegate conference in October 2011, nominate delegates for that conference and also members of the next Irish Executive Council. Please be there on Monday 27 June,…