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The Fourth EstateJournalism in Twentieth-Century Ireland$
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Mark O'Brien

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780719096136

Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: May 2017

DOI: 10.7228/manchester/9780719096136.001.0001

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Power in a union

Power in a union

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(p.57) 4 Power in a union
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The Fourth Estate
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Mark O'Brien

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Manchester University Press
DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719096136.003.0005

This chapter examines the development of trade unionism for journalists and the impact it had on professional solidarity by examining the development of the National Union of Journalists in Ireland, which established a Dublin branch in 1926. The union provided a focal point for the resolution of many issues affecting journalists and journalism including the protection of sources, free speech, and employment conditions. In 1947 the union secured the first industry-wide agreement between a journalists’ representative organisation and newspaper proprietors and from then the NUJ was central to understanding the development of journalism in Ireland.

Keywords:   National Union of Journalists, Irish Press, Protection of sources, Female journalism, Irish Journalists’ Association, Institute of Journalists

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