Our democracy will be impoverished if news media are so reduced in their fortunes that they cannot actually report the news.

Former editor of the Irish Times Conor Brady speaking at the publication of the annual report of the Press Council of Ireland and the Office of the Press Ombudsman.  He went on to say that if the beef tribunal or a conflict on the scale of the Troubles in Northern Ireland were to happen today, most news organisations would not be able to afford to cover them as they did in the past. 

And from 2005: 

Irish Times staff revolt at editor and directors’ ‘indefensible’ salaries.



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