The Dangers of Sunday Papers

Published: 14 June 1913

Irish men and women appear content with their own newspapers during the week, but according to The Freeman’s Journal, they switch to British newspapers on Sunday. These papers, which are readily available, do not feature ‘proper’ news, but focus instead on the sordid details of events in the criminal and divorce courts. The Freeman's Journal concluded that these Sunday papers rely on biting sensationalism and that no tale is considered too gruesome or sufficiently horrible to print.

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