Print and be Damned

August 8, 2013

A new four-part series on the Irish newspaper industry begins on TV3 at 9pm tonight, hosted by Donal MacIntyre Print and be Damned is described as ‘an alternative way at looking at modern history’. MacIntyre who himself began his career as a reporter with the Irish Press looks at the vital role that journalists have played in uncovering the truth and the hidden history of Irish newspapers through the ages.

Each of the four episodes cover a distinct theme, tonight’s focuses on Ireland’s greatest scoops and scandals including the story that Bishop Casey fathered a child and the now infamous Kerry Babies story with Nell McCafferty. The following three episodes will include the likes of Louis Walsh talking about his recent damages payout, the real life dangers faced by Ireland’s crime journalists and the struggle of newspapers to stay relevant in a digital age.

The series creator and Executive Producer for Sideline Productions Billy McGrath added – “This is the third factual documentary project we have produced for BAI and TV3 and we share their view that Print and Be Damned will be a huge success plus educating a young TV audience on the importance and heritage of the Irish print industry.

– Sorcha


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