Category: Updates

From Belief to Unbelief

THREE former members of a Roman Catholic religious order tell the story of their journey from belief to unbelief. Joe Armstrong, John O’Sullivan and Declan Wynne were three of twenty novices to enter the novitiate and seminary of the Marist…

Shatter announces intent to revisit Privacy Law

Speaking today the Minister for Justice, Equality and Defence, Alan Shatter TD, said: “Despite the existence of our Press Council and reasonable principles which the print media are expected to follow, it is clear that some sections of the print…

Closing Irish Daily Star is ‘over the top’

THE National Union of Journalists has called on Northern and Shell, co-owners of the Irish Daily Star, to reconsider the threat to close the newspaper following publication of photographs of the Duchess of Cambridge. NUJ general secretary Michelle Stanistreet described…

NUJ Gives Guarded Welcome to UDA Assurance

THE NATIONAL Union of Journalists has given a guarded welcome to a UDA statement saying that the association does not condone or take responsiblity for death threats to a Belfast journalist. In a statement NUJ General Secretary Michelle Stanistreet and…

NUJ condemns Belfast death threat

THE National Union of Journalists has condemned a Loyalist death threat issued against a Belfast based journalist. Irish Secretary Seamus Dooley confirmed that the PSNI is taking the threat seriously. The NUJ has appealed to politicians and others who may…

BAI statement on O’Brien sparks call for urgent review

THE National Union of Journalists has called on the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources Pat Rabbitte to urgently review the Broadcasting Act following the determination by the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland that Denis O’Brien does not control Independent…

NUJ Dismay over Boston Tapes Ruling

The National Union of Journalists has expressed grave disappointment at the decision of the 1st US Circuit Court of Appeal to order Boston College to hand over recordings of interviews conducted on the basis of confidentiality by NUJ freelance member…

NUJ welcomes good news on Celtic Media

THE National Union of Journalists has welcomed the news that 125 jobs at the Celtic Media Group have been safeguarded following the acquisition of the company by the Irish management team. It was announced this morning that the management team…

NUJ sadness at death of Eugene Moloney

The Irish Secretary of the National Union of Journalists Séamus Dooley has expressed the union’s condolences to the family of Eugene Moloney, the journalist who died in a violent incident in Dublin city centre at the weekend. Eugene (55) was…