Newspapers Grumble About State-Backed Online News In Ireland, Too

Commercial news publishers’ chagrin at publicly-funded news websites is not limited to the BBC. In Ireland, the top 18 newspapers are due to lobby the government with exactly the same complaint.

The National Newspapers of Ireland group – whose members include Independent News & Media (INM), News International, Associated Newspapers and others – is preparing a policy document for the executive criticising state broadcaster RT