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Whatever... Unfortunately Ireland is a small country with v. limited independent media sources. The Belfast Telegraph is owned by Mediahuis which also owns the Irish Independent which publishes more of my letters than the Irish Times.
Both were previously owned by the litigious Irish Billionaire, Denis O'Brien, who made much of his fortune from the manner in which he acquired a government mobile phone operators licence and who stands accused of exercising an editorial veto on stories not in his interest. At least the Irish Times and Examiner are owned by an independent, not for profit trust, even if that is no guarantee of lack of editorial bias.
The UK papers generally have very poor coverage of Irish and N. Irish affairs, and to my shame, my knowledge of German, French and Spanish is not sufficient to give me confidence I can accurately parse commentary in those languages. US coverage of Irish and European affairs is often derisory so I am left with relatively few local sources.
Given my lack of time to cast my net wider, I must sharply prioritise and make do with relatively few sources. Real life challenges and opportunities must take precedence! If you are not happy with my contributions you are under no obligation to comment and are, indeed, free to go elsewhere for you blogging entertainment.
I will ignore your other, insulting, questions.
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