NATIONAL UNION of JOURNALISTS
23rd July 2018
Fraternal greeting from the Irish Executive Council of the National Union of Journalists, UK & Ireland.
On behalf of members of the NUJ in the Republic and Northern Ireland may I extend best wishes as you gather for your Delegate Assembly in New York.
You meet at a time of global challenge. On the occasion of his address to the International Federation of Journalists World Congress in Dublin in 2013, you will recall the inspiring address of President Michael D Higgins.
Quoting the last lecture of Welsh academie1Raymond Williams to media workers and film makers, President Higgins said journalists “must refuain the arrow and not the target.”
That message seems especially apposite amid the persistent attacks on journalists across the world. I think of them with every new tweet from the White House and I take comfort from the continued courage and commitment of your union.
Seamus Dooley, Irish Secretary