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Newspapers in Ireland

Postby PizzicaTino » 2009-10-28, 18:11

I hope someone can help me...

My question concerns the - political - tendency of the (english) newspapers in Ireland.
Is it correct?...
- The Irish Independent = liberal?
- The Irish Times = conservative?

Which other newspaper is general known in Ireland?
Which one is a "sensational" one?

Thanks in advance! 8-)

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Re: Newspapers in Ireland

Postby DelBoy » 2009-10-29, 12:17

Hmm... I'm not sure this belongs in this forum, as it's an Irish language forum not an all things Irish forum, but just this once :wink:

I think you have the Times and the Indo mixed up there. The Irish Independent (The Indo) is quite a conservative newspaper, whereas the Times is more liberal, and is definitely a higher quality of journalism overall. The Irish Examiner is also a popular paper but I've never read it so I can't tell you much about it.

The main tabloid/sensational paper is probably the Evening Herald, and we also get many of the British tabloids, such as the Daily Star, the Sun, the People, etc., with the word "Irish" as a prefix (The Irish Daily Star, the Irish Sun, the Irish People, etc...) but they are basically the same paper.

Have a look here for more information: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_ne ... in_Ireland
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Re: Newspapers in Ireland

Postby PizzicaTino » 2009-10-29, 17:03

Thanks!

I'm sorry for posting this one here, though it doesn't concern the Irish language... :blush:

I already checked http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Media_of_Ireland. But I wanted a second (or multi-) opinion :wink: , so thank you :partyhat:.

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Re: Newspapers in Ireland

Postby johnH » 2011-02-04, 16:00

PizzicaTino wrote:I hope someone can help me...

My question concerns the - political - tendency of the (english) newspapers in Ireland.
Is it correct?...
- The Irish Independent = liberal?
- The Irish Times = conservative?

- The Irish Independent = Not independant not liberal.
- The Irish Times = More Irish then the above I guess.
The Irish times has sensational op
Opinion posts tje independant is not a reliable sorce I suspect.
PizzicaTino wrote:Which other newspaper is general known in Ireland?
Which one is a "sensational" one?

Their are snsational new papers, in ireland irish business post, the and the irish times suplement have sensstionalized a number of things. And then their are tabloids.
The british ones are the worst ion that regard.
Im surprised were ratting so well on the statistics.

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Re: Newspapers in Ireland

Postby ILuvEire » 2011-04-19, 6:44

Now I've got a question that can make this thread belong on the Irish forum :D :

What are some newspapers that are written in Irish? What about television news? And can I access them online?
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Re: Newspapers in Ireland

Postby DelBoy » 2011-04-19, 10:47

You can watch Nuacht on TG4 (http://beo.tg4.ie/main.aspx?level=CursaiReatha) and on RTÉ (http://www.rte.ie/player/#s=search&q=nuacht) online (at least, I can in the UK, so it's available outside Ireland... not sure if this goes beyond Europe though).

As for newspapers written in Irish - there's Foinse, which comes with the Irish Independent. It's not online yet (properly), but their website says it will be soon (http://www.foinse.ie/).
There's also Lá Nua, which is out of print now, but you can access their archives on their website (http://www.nuacht.com/).
Nuacht24 is an online news website that's still active (http://www.nuacht24.com/).
And Beo is a monthly online newspaper/magazine type dealy (http://www.beo.ie/).

You can also get Raidió na Gaeltachta news online (http://www.rte.ie/rnag/nuacht.html), and you can listen to Raidió na Life (http://www.raidionalife.ie/), but they don't seem to have shows archived, so you'd have to tune in at 6 o clock (Irish time) to listen live... also, it seems they just broadcast the headlines, so it's not a full news programme.

That's all I can think of - anyone else got any suggestions?
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Re: Newspapers in Ireland

Postby księżycowy » 2011-04-19, 11:50

Awesome list!
I was just listening to TG4. Think I'll have to keep that up. :)
Though if I heard correctly, it sounded like the interview I was listening to had some English words slipped in by two of the interviewees. That was kind of funny.

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Re: Newspapers in Ireland

Postby corcaighist » 2011-04-28, 10:23

księżycowy wrote:Awesome list!
I was just listening to TG4. Think I'll have to keep that up. :)
Though if I heard correctly, it sounded like the interview I was listening to had some English words slipped in by two of the interviewees. That was kind of funny.


That is totally normal especially given the sociolinguistic realities of Ireland. English words and expressions are a regular occurance in the Irish of native speakers. If you listen long enough you'll hear you know, so, but, because in the speech of interviewees.

Even in Estonia I notice a lot of English in the speech of young Estonians: nice, weird, inside joke, no way.

It's the way language is. Fluid and dynamic. :)

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Re: Newspapers in Ireland

Postby księżycowy » 2011-04-28, 10:47

Though it was initially surprising to hear English, after I heard it, I thought the same thing.
And I did hear the one guy say you know a few times and the other one said so at the beginning of one of his sentences. It was just funny to hear it.

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Re: Newspapers in Ireland

Postby Declan » 2011-04-28, 11:14

It's a feature of Conemara Irish, and very noticeable on TG4, sort of with the idea that it will encourage English speakers. Things like, "conas a bhfuil tú ag feeláil anois" are also common in Conemara in particular. But most of the time, it tends to just be interjections and that sort of thing, the ironic this is that the equivalent Irish phrases are common in some English speakers speech to this day (particularly older people).
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Re: Newspapers in Ireland

Postby Ciarán12 » 2012-01-03, 17:30

As for Irish language newspapers, there's a relatively new one around now as well: Gaelscéal. It's weekly, and (I think) it covers some pretty good stuff. The paper is probably not as good for political commentary as some others (even other Irish language news), but for people interested in the Irish language (which to be honest is a fair portion of the people buying these newspapers) it's pretty good. They do articles on other languages too, like Breton, Basque, Catalan etc., ones that are endangered. Maybe that's why I like it. A lot of people who speak Irish and would read an Irish language newspaper just want normal news in Irish. But a lot of people (like me) who take the time to learn Irish and bother to buy these newspapers are language enthusiasts, or at least Irish language enthusiasts, so coverage of Irish and other minority languages is a lot heavier there. Give your audience what they want I suppose :).


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