Michael Foley

is a lecturer in journalism at the School of Media, Dublin Institute of Technology. He writes and comments regularly on media issues in Irish newspapers, radio and television and has worked in eastern and south eastern Europe and the Caucasus in journalism education and training.


A return to news?

The Irish press after the crash

When the Celtic Tiger roared ahead, foreign media owners rushed in to take advantage of burgeoning advertising revenues. They failed to warn of the impending disaster and now, in the wake of the collapse, are leaving the country. Irish readers, meanwhile, are turning back to tried and trusted domestic voices, writes Michael Foley.