Guildhall in Dublin is home to over 100 staff working on our titles The Irish Sun, The Sunday Times Ireland, The Irish edition of The Times as well as our corporate functions. See our charity and campaigning activity below.
The Irish Sun’s ‘Give Us a Brake’ campaign captured our readers’ fury at the unfair rising cost of car insurance and galvanised over 1,000 supporters within days, including hundreds of letters. Irish Sun Editor Kieran McDaid has thanked readers who took time to sign the petition, promising that “The Irish Sun will keep the pressure up on the Government and the insurance sector, and we’ll fight to try to get insurance premiums back to more fair and affordable prices.”
The Times has been the leading newspaper on the pressing issue of Ireland’s abortion laws, reporting in detail on the push to repeal the Eight Amendment, the implications of not doing so and the disputes at government level over this issue. Ellen Coyne’s exclusive pieces with two women forced to travel to the UK to end their pregnancies after being diagnosed with fatal foetal abnormalities put human stories behind the issue and have significantly influenced the debate at a national level.
The Times has also worked on exposing puppy farming, exclusives on the dark web and the failure of the gardai to police it, our ongoing work on the dubious activities of gambling companies and our exclusive on Ibrahim Halawa’s prison experience in Egypt.
Ellen Coyne from The Times won a Justice Media Award in the digital/online category for her series of articles on the criminalisation of the purchase of sex. Ellen’s work was praised for “providing incredibly detailed insight” through interviews with sex workers and their advocates as well as anti-trafficking campaigners.
Staff have organised bake sales, runs and raffles which in 2016 raised over €1000 for local and national causes such as One Aware, Pieta House, Irish Premature Babies and Barnardos to name a few.
Journalists on our Irish titles volunteer their time to visit local schools and colleges with the News Academy