Category: Updates

New Press Ombudsman selected

Mr. Peter Feeney has been selected to succeed Professor John Horgan as Press Ombudsman when Professor Horgan retires on 1st September, the Press Council of Ireland announced today (Thursday). The Chairman of the Press Council of Ireland, Mr Daithi O’Ceallaigh,…

Update on Mary Raftery Fund

Apply for the 2014 Round The 2014 round of The Mary Raftery Journalism Fund is now open. Journalists are invited to submit proposals for investigations that seek to service the public interest. The deadline for applications is Friday, 20 June 2014 at 5pm. An information…

Mary Raftery Journalism Fund

Apply for 2014 Round The 2014 round of The Mary Raftery Journalism Fund is now open. Journalists are invited to submit proposals for investigations that seek to service the public interest. The deadline for applications is Friday, 20th June 2014 at 5pm. An information session for…

NUJ freelance wellbeing survey

In 2004 and 2009, those of us on the NUJ’s freelance council asked everyone in the sector about our working lives. We’re lay members of the union (not officials) doing this to try to make sure we are as well…

BAI revises closing dates for Sound+Vision 2014

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland has revised the dates for the 2014 Sound+Vision II funding rounds: 6 February 2014 12 June 2014 2 October 2014 The BAI will publish new guidance for applicants to the Scheme over the course of…

Lock Out Commemoration without law reform “a hypocritical charade”

NUJ seeks Minister for Labour Affairs THE NATIONAL Union of Journalists has called for immediate publication of Government proposals for legislation guaranteeing workers the right to collective representation and bargaining. The union is also calling for the appointment of a…

NUJ tribute to Colm Murray

Statement by Séamus Dooley, Irish Secretary, on the death of Colm Murray Colm Murray was a remarkable figure in Irish journalism. In a profession characterised by professional rivalry and jealousy Colm had no enemies. He was admired for his wit,…

NUJ position on Press Council

The NUJ was involved in establishing the Press Council of Ireland (PCI) and has played a pivotal role in the success of the council. Nominees may only serve two terms and Martin Fitzpatrick, Dublin branch chair and IEC member, is…

Noonan criticism “off the wall” – NUJ

THE NATIONAL Union of Journalists has described as “off the wall” comments by Finance Minister Michael Noonan regarding the role of investigative journalists. In the wake of the publication of the Anglo Irish tapes transcripts Mr Noonan said “other people…