Author: Gerard Cunningham

Gerard Cunningham, freelance journalist and site owner

NUJ urges rethink on “giant Media Commission” watchdog

Union seeks new body to oversee media fund The National Union of Journalists has warned that the new media regulatory body Coimisiún na Mean may be incapable of dealing with the multiple roles envisaged by the Minster for Tourism, Culture,…

Cynical public must see benefit of newspaper VAT cut – NUJ

THE National Union of Journalists has called for greater investment in journalism by media organisations and has urged newspaper publishers to use savings achieved from the abolition of VAT on newspapers to safeguard employment. Confirming details of a conference in…

Freelance Forum Autumn 2022

Freelance Forum is coming soon! Freelance Forum Autumn 2022 is coming soon. And in a change from usual practice, the Forum will this time take place on a Saturday. Mark your diary now, and reserve your place below for Freelance…

NUJ congratulates Susan McKay on Ombudsman role

Logo of the Press Council of Ireland | Office of the Press Ombudsman

The National Union of Journalists has welcomed the appointment of Susan McKay as the new Press Ombudsman, with effect from 1 October. She will replace Peter Feeney, who is retiring after eight years in the post. Susan McKay has extensive…

NUJ slams Govt decision to reject broadcasting reforms

Statement by Séamus Dooley, Irish Secretary, National Union of Journalists on the publication of the report of the Future of Media Commission and the response of the Irish government to the report. The National Union of Journalists has expressed grave…

Freelance Forum Spring 2022 Podcast Series

Aimed at writers, photographers and PR practitioners, and hoping to cover print, broadcast and online media, Freelance Forum is organised by Dublin Freelance NUJ branch with support from the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland. Originally conceived as a series of one-day…

Freelance Forum Spring 2022

Freelance Forum is coming back! After two years of online events, the Freelance Forum is back as a live event. The first in-person Freelance Forum since October 2019 will take place on Monday 11 April 2022. Reserve your place today.…

NUJ tributes to Mary Maher

The National Union of Journalists has paid tribute to Mary Maher, pioneering journalist, trade unionist and founder member of the Irish Women’s Liberation Movement, who has died. Séamus Dooley, NUJ Irish Secretary, has been authorised by Mary’s family to share…