Journalism and Truth: Challenges of the current era
Venue: Church of Ireland
In this session – dedicated to the memory of Liam Cahill – Fintan O’Toole will discuss the challenges facing journalism in the era of ‘fake news’, billionaire ownership, the rise of digital media and other issues. For many years journalist Liam Cahill was a familiar sight on Irish TV screens as the well-informed Labour Correspondent of RTÉ News and Current Affairs. He was also a dedicated trade unionist, Labour Party member, and talented historian. He authored Forgotten Revolution: The Limerick Soviet, 1919 (1990 and 2019) and From Suir to Jarama, Mossie Quinlan’s Life and Legacy (2021). Born in Waterford but a resident of Meath, Liam’s death last year was both a shock and a major loss. Fintan O’Toole will pay tribute to Liam by addressing themes that were of lasting concern to them both.