Open justice and access to court documents in Ireland – Eoin O’Dell

14 09 2012

Irish Petty Sessions Court, 1853; via the Eneclann websiteOn 22 August 2012, in the Irish Independent, Dearbbail McDonald reported that the public will get better access to court documents under plans being considered by the Government: “Ireland is unique among countries with a common law system as it does not provide access to court documents. Members of the public, as well as the media, have no way of securing access to documents, including court statements and legal submissions, that are opened and relied on in legal proceedings. … The lack of access to court files has been raised in submissions to amend the forthcoming Legal Services Regulation Bill“. Read the rest of this entry »





Leveson was ‘most tweeted’ topic among UK journalists in last quarter, according to new report – Judith Townend

14 09 2012

Tweeting journalists were preoccupied by the Leveson Inquiry from April to June 2012, according to research findings published by PR consultancy Portland, using data collected by the media platform Tweetminster.

While social media influence and content measures should always be treated with care because of the methodological difficulties, this summary report provides a useful indication of topics dominating the journalistic Twittersphere in the last quarter and year. Read the rest of this entry »