Category: Updates

NUJ Slams Media Commission

The National Union of Journalists has strongly criticised the terms of reference and composition of the Future of the Media Commission announced today by the Minister for Media, Tourism, Arts, Culture, Sports and the Gaeltacht. In a statement Séamus Dooley,…

NUJ criticise inaction on media crisis

THE National Union of Journalists has strongly criticised the Irish government’s delay in establishing the promised Commission on the Future of the Media. In a statement to mark World News Day the joint chairs of the Irish Executive Council, Siobhan…

Podcasting Made Easy

If you’ve been following the Freelance Forum 2020 podcasting series over the last few weeks, you’ll have heard Aileen O’Meara talk about podcasting. Aileen mentioned a new online course she was putting it together, and the pilot version of the…

Irish commission welcomed as NUJ demands prompt action to rescue media

The NUJ has welcomed as “long overdue” the inclusion of a Commission on the Future of the Media in the proposed programme for the new Irish government. Séamus Dooley, NUJ Irish secretary, said the union “warmly welcomed” the concept of…

Keeping in Touch

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Dublin Freelance NUJ branch is experiencing lots of bounces on the mailing list from members at the moment. This seems to be because Eir have discontinued their free eircom.net, indigo.ie and iol.ie email address service. If you are a member…

Irish government must address Iconic newspapers’ behaviour

The NUJ has strongly criticised the behaviour of Iconic newspapers, one of Ireland’s largest newspaper groups, and calls for a more robust attitude to media ownership by the department of communications. The union is demanding that further media acquisations by FormPress…

European Journalism Covid-19 Support Fund

The European Journalism Centre (EJC) and the Facebook Journalism Project have launched a $3 million (£2.4m) fund to support community, local and regional European news organisations. EJC will prioritise providing grants for small and medium-sized news organisations supporting the communities…

Media must be supported in the public interest

The Irish Secretary of the National Union of Journalists has warned that many journalists in Ireland are fearful for their livelihood as a result of the Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.  Séamus Dooley said that at a time when the public is…

Freelancers and COVID-19

Last Updated 28 March 2020 The quickest and easiest way to apply for the Covid-19 unemployment payment is through the Department of Social Protection online portal www.MyWelfare.ie. The Irish government has introduced a COVID-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment. This emergency payment is available both…

NUJ concern at Court protests

The National Union of Journalists has expressed grave concern at disturbing scenes outside the courthouse in Derry today when journalists covering the appearance of a man accused of the murder of journalist Lyra McKee were subject to intimidation from protesters. Paul…