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A Song for the Green Crow

On the 50th anniversary of Sean O’Casey’s death: ‘A Song for the Green Crow’ Music, song, blasts and benedictions; a dramatic tribute to Sean O’Casey Introduced by his daughter Shivaun O’Casey, with Peter Sheridan Eimear Simms Noel O’Grady Liam O’Connor…

NUJ attacks the Irish government’s measures on FOI fees

The National Union of Journalists (NUJ) renewed its call for the complete abolition of Freedom of Information fees in Ireland. At the union’s biennial delegate conference in Dublin today, the NUJ’s Irish secretary Seamus Dooley strongly criticised the measures announced…

Get paid properly for your work, freelancers told

Freelance journalists should not work for organisations that don’t offer proper pay says an Irish-born multimedia journalist. Philip O’Connor, who is based in Sweden, was speaking at the Dublin Freelance Forum held recently in the capital. Good quality journalism is…

Podcast: Freelance Forum Spring 2013

Freelance Forum

The podcasts below cover the presentations at the Freelance Forum Spring 2013. Due to some tecnichal snafus, the recordings are incomplete. The first few minutes of the podcasts featuring press ombudsman John Horgan and journalists Philip O’Connor and Brian O’Connell…

Tributes to first woman to lead NUJ

Rosaline Kelly

Tributes have been paid to Rosaline Kelly, the first woman elected President of the National Union of Journalists. Ms Kelly (90) died at St Columcille’s Hospital, Loughlinstown, Co Dublin following a short illness. Ms Kelly worked as a magazine journalist…

Unfinished Business

This month sees the launch of the 1913 Unfinished Business podcast series on the centenary of the Dublin Lock-out. The first episode in the series aired on NEAR FM last Tuesday at 3:30 and can be listened to on YouTube…

A few things you should know about copyright

A few things you should know about copyright: click to download

The following article on what you should know about copyright was originally published on the LondonFreelance website. Although aimed at a UK audience, many of the points also apply to Irish freelances. Though UK and Irish law are of course…