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Author Archives: Gerard Cunningham

Gerard Cunningham occupies his time working as a journalist, writer, sub-editor, blogger and tweeter, yet still finds himself underemployed. Go figure.


“Welcome to The News Show. As you know, an army of socks and trolls has attacked the HSE. Joining us now to explain what happened is our new cybersecurity expert Eoghan Harris.”

Below The Line

I read the comments. I think I need to lie down for a while.


If you can’t be a good example, you can always be a terrible warning.

Cheap Heat, Hot Take

Bad Op-Ed kills journalism.


So this is where all the missing socks ended up.

Law of the Land

“Funny how as the leverage of landlords increased you no longer see as many of those chinstroking opinion pieces about how the Irish are irrationally attached to property ownership and don’t like to rent.” “For some reason.”

Computer Terminal

You have to feel sorry for Millennials. Generation X Terminators had the fearsome SKYNET supercomputer, they get an app and some sort of cloud-based server thing. Yet Facebook presents a greater existential threat than any of them.

Revue: Soundings

Just under one year ago, on 4 May, I posted the first tracks of the Freelance Forum 2020 podcast series to Soundcloud. Over the past ten years, I’d made recordings of different sessions at Freelance Forum events, and later uploaded them, but it was a hapazard exercise. Some sessions were never recorded, some recordings failed […]


I’m so old now I remember stuff from before I was born.

Blue Ribbon

Every time you hear a politician praised for cutting red tape, remember lack of regulation gave us Priory Hall and Grenfell Tower.