The BAI, John Waters and regulating away Other voices

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.

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No Catharsis in Limerick’s Drama

photo from @Limerick1914

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".

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Things young people do to make old people denounce them

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.

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New Comscore figures show losing 18% of desktop readers

Irish Newspaper site visitor stats

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.

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Folklore as Childcare Policy

One of the oldest and most pernicious myths about the Jewish people is that known as the Blood Libel. This is the belief, dated by some scholars back to the the 5th Century, that Jews were in the habit of kidnapping Christian children. The most common version alleged that the children were killed and their blood was used to thicken matzo balls for the passover meal.

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