Denis O’Brien: “In Ireland there might eventually be only one or two newspapers.” Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

Like unhappy families, no two media moguls are alike. Rupert Murdoch, Gina Rinehart, Charles Foster Kane. all completely different. At least one of(...)

Commissioned from independent arts collective The Trailblazery, RTÉ will transmit We Need to Talk about |reland on March 17th, not on television but on the RTÉ Player

On Monday at 9pm, when RTÉ transmits We Need to Talk About Ireland, a “creative celebration” filmed in front of a live audience at Dublin’s Mansion(...)

 General Keith B Alexander, Director of the National Security Agency (NSA) and Commander of US Cyber Command (L), shares a private word with John O Brennan, Director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). Photograph:  Andrew Burton/Getty Images.

The US National Security Agency has broken privacy rules or overstepped its legal authority thousands of times each year since Congress granted it bro(...)

Reporters Bob Woodward (right) and Carl Bernstein, whose reporting of the Watergate case won a Pulitzer Prize, sit in the newsroom of the Washington Post on May 7th, 1973. Photograph: File/AP

I grew up with Watergate continuously in the background of my teen years.First there was the scandal itself – revealed in the now famous stories by Ca(...)

Somewhere in between the act of me writing this and you reading it, I will have packed a suitcase for me and one for each of my children, handed over (...)

“Many journalists have seen their world of journalism shrunk in a matter of years. Not just the job culls which have now reached tens of thousands, but stories, page count, sections, international, national and business news have been scaled down. Some describe it as death by small cuts. Many skillsets have almost vanished. Subs, or copy editors, have been reduced and full-time photographers have become an endangered species.”

Not surprisingly it is journalists who are at the heart of the debate looking for solutions to save journalism. As 400 delegates representing journali(...)