Category: Media

A kiss is still a kiss: The upshot of upstaging and undermining

Guest post by Joan O’Connell A picture paints a thousand words; even if they’re entirely makey-uppey words. Over the weekend, the Anglophone internet had a bit of a conniption over this image of two Russian athletes kissing on a podium…

No, you can’t drink and drive in County Kerry

The reaction of the international media to a motion passed by Kerry County Council on Monday night displays an ignorance of how Irish local government operates; to the extent that one suspects it was even contrived for the sake of…

Did Brussels ban a Christmas nativity scene?

The Iona Institute has reported that a Nativity scene was banned in Brussels to avoid offence. Unfortunately, this is yet another in a long series of “Winterval myths“. The article, promoted by Iona Institute director David Quinn using his twitter…

The high cost of holiday beauty?

TheJournal.ie report that “Irish women spend €600 on beauty treatments before holidays”. The source is Debenhams who “carried out research that found women spend almost double the cost of a seven night trip to the Costa del Sol”. Top of…

Irish media and the Burzynski Clinic

The Irish Times today reports that the mother of a terminally ill two-year-old girl is hoping to travel to the USA for a “pioneering treatment” provided by the Burzynski Clinic (spelling “Buzynski” in the online article). Stanislaus Burzumnski will be…