Will the Irish Daily Star survive?
The decision to publish the photographs of Kate in yesterday’s Irish Daily Star looks like a disastrous one. Both the joint owners of the paper, Independent News and Media and Northern and Shell have issued statements denying any knowledge of the decision with the chairman of Northern and Shell, Richard Desmond, threatening to close the newspaper down.
Whether you agree with the publication of the photos or not, and I certainly don’t, it would be really bad for the Irish newspaper market. We need strong Irish media for our industry and I hope the Star survives.