[caption id="attachment_1581" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Photo cc Jay Wilson[/caption]Firstly, yes, it is a scandal. Anything that generates a 2000 person demonstration on freedom of expression in a matter of days, without any advance media publicity is big. Anything that has Ireland’s commitment to free speech and minority rights being commented on internationally is big.
If you write to the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland about the recent Panti/Saturday Night Show excitement, you will likely get a reply something like that below.
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As a member of the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI), John Waters is one of nine people who are in charge of regulating all broadcasting in Ireland- RTE TV and Radio, TV3, and all commercial radio. He is also one of only two of those nine who sits on the Contracts Awards Committee which licences independent commercial and community broadcasters including digital television providers.
Firstly, let's get the actual decision out of the way. Here it is. Information Commissioner Decision Re RTE FOI request seeking documents re NNI footage sharingNow, lets take a few quotes out.
UPDATE: Here's a mind-boggling audio recording of the meeting, courtesy of Eireleaks[soundcloud url="https://api. soundcloud. com/tracks/127770144" params="color=ff6600&auto_play=false&show_artwork=true" width="100%" height="166" iframe="true" /]Last quote from Pat Cox: "It was a powerful, intense and cathartic experience for everyone involved in the meeting".
2010s- Taking pictures of themselves2000s- Wearing clothes with a hood1990s- Dancing in fields 1980s- Being persistently unemployed1970s- Having insufficiently gender defined hairstyles1960s- Not killing people in a World War. 1950s- Listening to Elvis. Dancing, again.
New figures on the performance on newspaper websites in the Irish market show that the Irish Independent group's sites are the most popular with readers. The figures also suggest that the newly redesigned Irish Times website has not been embraced by readers, recording a 18% year on year fall against a background of an increasing total available audience.