Phone-hacking scandal: Rupert Murdoch, chief executive of News Corp, ultimate owner of the News of the World, in 2011. Photograph: Oli Scarff/Getty

Back in the early days of Nick Davies’s investigation into phone hacking at the News of the World newspaper, someone contacted students who had attend(...)

Tommy Tiernan, who was perfectly paired with Kevin Barry. Photograph: Nuala Grogan

With a line-up that includes interviews with an array of acclaimed authors, and workshops on publishing and the craft of the short story, there is (...)

Olive Loughnane: “A part of me was half expecting this day would come, especially with so many of the Russian athletes being banned over the last year or so.”

Olive Loughnane was waiting in the passport office in Cork city when news arrived that she was now world champion. It may be almost six years after th(...)

Murdoch and the politicians
  • Books
  • August 23, 2014, 01:00

Stories in this book make the reader take a sharp intake of breath. Stories of tabloid excess, of bribery and hacking, of bullying and illegality. One(...)

‘News of the World’: author Nick Davies did the most to expose  criminality and cover-up at the tabloid

It’s a deeply disturbing and yet at times blackly comical read featuring people that go by names such as the Wolfman, the Corporal, the Ace Trace f(...)

French economist Thomas Piketty has been nominated for the Financial Times’s 10th business book of the year. (Ed Alcock/The New York Times)

ANDREW HILL Two of this year’s most controversial books – Thomas Piketty’s Capital in the Twenty-First Century and Michael Lewis’s Flash Boys – will (...)

Among the many disappointing things about the The Fifth Estate, the woeful Wikileaks film that opens in cinemas tomorrow, is the fact that Peter Ca(...)

However sophisticated we may think ourselves, most of us still find it hard to approach any public figure – politician, activist, dissident – without (...)

“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(...)