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Thursday 9 February 2023 Dublin: 2°C

# Irish Independent

This week
5th February 2023 - 9th February 2023
# Siobhan Kearney
Family of murdered Siobhán Kearney express concern that 'remorseless' killer is eligible for parole
Mother-of-one Siobhán was killed by husband Brian Kearney at their home on 28 February, 2006.
Last month
January 2023
# factcheck
FactCheck: The European Commission doesn't use the term ‘minor-attracted person’ instead of 'paedophile'
The term caused renewed controversy after featuring in a Scottish police report.
All time
# Takeover
Belgian group Mediahuis to buy Independent News and Media for €145.6m
A number of different companies had been rumoured to buy the media group.
# Front Pages
'Murdered by cowards': Ireland's front pages unite in mourning for Lyra McKee
The killing of the 29 year-old was covered on all of Ireland’s front pages this morning.
# High Court
Former trainee priest suing Irish Independent
The man previously launched legal action against other newspapers including the Irish Times.
# Investigation
Union has 'grave concerns' about hard drives of INM staff 'being searched without permission'
The NUJ said it is concerned about “the threat to confidential sources of information and the privacy of INM staff”.
# Courts
Rape trial collapses due to 'unprecedented media coverage' in national newspaper
The trial involved a Dublin defendant accused of raping a woman he met on a night out in 2015.
# like its 1999
INM data scandal widens: Just how many people had their emails accessed?
Today commentators pointed out that even people who are not connected to the media group may be impacted by the breach.
# investigative journalism
'Deeply disturbing': Press Ombudsman says reported INM data breach could 'undermine' journalism
He said that confidentiality needed to be restored quickly at the newspaper.
# Irish Independent
Gerry Adams' complaint about IRA murder article rejected by Press Ombudsman
An article in the Irish Independent reported Adams said he thought jailing the men who killed a Louth farmer would be counterproductive.
# Courts
Ryanair brings Irish Independent and journalist to court
The journalist has recently been reporting on pay talks Ryanair has been having with pilots.
# High Court
Journalist John Waters to sue The Phoenix magazine
The writer launched High Court proceedings against the satirical magazine last week.
# Advertising
Ireland's biggest newspaper group wants Google and Facebook to pay for news
Company chairman Leslie Buckley said traditional publishers should ‘demand payment’ from the online duopoly.
Ivan Yates is coming back to Newstalk
He’ll present a two-hour show on Sundays.
# Copyright Infringement
Irish Independent takes legal action against over plagiarism claims
The website is owned by Leo Sherlock who runs the operation as a sole trader.
# media and arts
Your crash course in… How INM walking away from pensioners sheds light on a bigger problem
Defined benefit pension schemes are a ticking time bomb.
# Independently Speaking
'The choice for the Irish Independent is a €60 million dividend or pension poverty for ex-staff'
Unions are upset at a plan to wind down the company’s defined benefit pension plan.
Dissent in the ranks: 'We gave our points of view, they gave theirs - but there was no agreement'
Members of the Independent Alliance want a free vote on a Bill that would allow for a termination in cases of fatal foetal abnormalities.
# Sorry
Irish Independent apologises to Gerry Adams for 'gunpoint' story
The Sinn Féin leader had complained that the paper distorted comments he made at a fundraising event.
# Read all about it
Ireland's biggest publisher has finally stopped getting smaller
Independent News and Media has turned around its revenue after eight years.
# promises
People on the dole to see 50% increase in their Christmas bonus this year
The bonus is paid to long-term welfare claimants such as jobseekers, pensioners, carers, lone-parents and those with a disability.
The decline of newspaper sales could cost 89 people their jobs
INM says it is closing a printing works in Belfast.
# Ruling
Irish Independent's 'gunpoint' story about Gerry Adams misleading, says watchdog
The Ombudsman said the paper should have clarified that remarks he made about its editor referred to events in 1916.
# Copy and Paste
Fine Gael senator’s speech taken from Irish Independent article
Catherine Noone’s speech on inheritance tax is largely similar to an article by Charlie Weston.
Popular food critic and writer Paolo Tullio has died, aged 65
“One of life’s true gentlemen.”
# Ouch
Ireland's biggest newspaper group spent €9.3 million on redundancies last year
Advertising and cost-cutting are keeping the books balanced for the media group.
# Sign of the times
The Irish Times is bringing in a very leaky paywall
But one analyst has warned the plan could backfire and send readers to other outlets.
Opinion: What do traditional newspapers have to do to survive?
Dumbing down their content, pursuing ‘edgy’ stories over quality journalism, are not wise decisions, writes Paul Allen.
# anti-terror laws
'No evidence of jihadist terror groups training in Irish mountains'
Frances Fitzgerald has said everything is being done to protect Ireland against terror threats.
# oh hi
The new editors of the Irish Independent and the Sunday Independent have been named
One was expected, the other less so.
# Apology
Gemma O'Doherty settles unfair dismissal case against Independent Newspapers
“I now just want to get on with my career,” the former Irish Independent journalist said today.
# Irish Water
No, the Irish Independent didn't photoshop this picture of a protester throwing a brick
The photo was taken at yesterday’s protests in Tallaght.
# top dog
Could you be the new Editor of the Irish Independent?
The national publication is recruiting.
# upheld
Press watchdog says Indo got it wrong on Gerry Adams letter
The Press Ombudsman says the article breached the Sinn Féin leader’s right to a good name.
# budget 1970
Charles Haughey family "deeply disappointed" over claims he was beaten with iron bar
It is claimed in a new biography of TK Whitaker that he missed a Budget speech because of this – Haughey’s family say the claims are untrue.
# utv ireland
Housewife comments by UTV Ireland boss were "taken out of context"
Mary Curtis says the comments were made in jest.
# Media
NUJ staff at Independent News and Media say there is an 'oppressive management culture'
The NUJ chapel at the media company has also expressed disappointment at Irish Independent editor Claire Grady’s sudden departure yesterday.
# Paper money
Independent News and Media sees headline profits surge
INM has doubled its net profits, despite taking an on-paper loss on its Australian interests.
Irish Independent editor Claire Grady steps down after one year in the job
The former editor of The Herald is leaving INM with immediate effect.
# Tough Times
Bad news for Irish newspapers: every single one has dropped in circulation
The Herald saw the biggest drop, while the Sunday Independent remains the best-selling newspaper in the country.