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# National Union of Journalists

This month
September 2023
NUJ expresses 'strong reservations' about portrayal of John Gilligan in new Virgin Media series
Virgin Media describes Confessions of a Crime Boss as being about John Gilligan’s ‘life and career in crime’.
This year
Micheál Martin doubles down on criticism of The Ditch as NUJ questions his use of Dáil privilege
The NUJ’s Séamus Dooley noted that, unlike TDs, journalists must act subject to “extremely restrictive defamation laws”.
All time
'Clearly in the public interest': NUJ defends Golfgate coverage following Seamus Woulfe remarks
Mr Justice Woulfe described reports of the scandal as “appalling” and “fake”.
Kilkenny County Council votes to keep public and media out of policy meetings
The decision to hold these meetings in private is at the discretion of each local authority.
Gsoc access to journalists' phone records 'really worrying'
The NUJ is seeking to meet the watchdog over its accessing of private data.
Call for re-investigation of Sunday World journalist's 'public execution'
The OSCE’s representative on Freedom of the Meda said it is “unacceptable” that so much time has passed and not one person has been held responsible.
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.
Tweets are becoming a big problem for Irish judges
Chief Justice: Once false information is out, there is “no putting the genie back into the bottle”.
NUJ condemns "unacceptable" speech on homosexuality from Nigerian state governor
The comments were allegedly made by the Governor of the Delta State in Nigeria at a recent awards ceremony.
Department's FOI amendments 'run entirely contrary to spirit' of bill
NUJ Secretary Seamus Dooley said that if the amendments are passed there is a danger FOI requests will “become unaffordable”.
World Press Freedom Day: Syria now most dangerous place for journalists
It’s believed that 36 journalists have been killed there since 2011.
BBC journalists on 24-hour strike
Staff walked out at midnight in protest at compulsory redundancies.
Media representatives call for Freedom of Information fees to be dropped
Journalists speaking before the Finance Committee today also said the whole administrative system needs reform.
Loyalist group denies making death threats to Belfast reporter
The UDA categorically denies threatening a Belfast-based journalist, saying it seeks to defend the freedom of the press.
Belfast-based journalist in loyalist death threat report
The National Union of Journalists has condemned the death threat.
Union raises concerns about Oireachtas inquiries amendment
The National Union of Journalists has raised concerns about the proposed amendment to the constitution, and its impact on journalists’ sources.
Journalists at regional papers to go on strike
Staff at papers owned by Johnston Press will protest at the introduction of a new editorial system.