Category: Updates

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…

NUJ congratulates Susan McKay on Ombudsman role

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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…

Publish media report and Govt alternatives now – NUJ

“We are effectively going to read a report and the death notice for the Future of Media Commission at the same time.” Séamus Dooley The National Union of Journalists has called on the Taoiseach to publish, as a matter of…

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…

NUJ seeks clarification of Media Commission report

The National Union of Journalists has written to the Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sports and Media, Catherine Martin, seeking publication of the report of the Future of Media Commission. The report was furnished to the Minister in September.…

NUJ tribute to Rodney Rice

The National Union of Journalists has extended sympathy to the family of union life member and pioneering broadcaster Rodney Rice, who has died. President Michael D Higgins has led the tributes to Rodney Rice, veteran RTÉ journalist  and staunch trade…

Tired old solution won’t solve bogus contracts says NUJ

New Code of Practice under fire The Irish Executive Council (IEC) of the National Union of Journalists has dismissed the proposed new Code of Practice on employment status announced today as “a tired old solution which will not solve the…

NUJ calls for justice for Lyra McKee

The National Union of Journalists has supported calls by the family for witnesses in the Creggan area of Derry on 18 April 2019 to come forward with any information which may assist in the prosecution of those responsible for her killing. In a…