Hope

There are some stories we love to cover and last week's front page is a perfect example. The media is constantly accused of spreading bad news, stirring up outrage and making mountains out of molehills, but the story of Baby Megan Hope Byrne, whose family was told she had no chance at life, is one of [...]

2011-04-11T11:42:31+00:00 April 11th, 2011|Categories: Opinion|Tags: , , |

I'm not leaving

My latest piece on why I don't intend to leave Ireland, is over at The Antiroom. It's getting a lot of reaction, and I've just done an interview with Associated Press which will hopefully be featured in some of the international press next week - hopefully it will show people that there are still [...]

2010-11-26T11:06:43+00:00 November 26th, 2010|Categories: Opinion|Tags: , , , |

Making our own good news

The news today about McElhinney's of Athboy is really heartwarming. Unusual for business news to be "heartwarming", but this is a through-and-through good news story. I'm not too acquainted with the finer points of the deal, but from what I gather, after going into voluntary liquidation, the company did a deal with another Irish company - [...]

2010-07-20T20:31:00+00:00 July 20th, 2010|Categories: Opinion|Tags: , , , , , |

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