The Irish Times isn't beholden to an owner, and is governed by a trust. It is meant to be our "quality" paper, yet:
When was the last time the Irish Times broke a major story ?
I can think of a few ones they were fed by political spin doctors... but an actual real story ?
Compare them to the Daily Mail and its very limited resources
I find the Irish Times to be a socially conservative paper, that avoids ruffling feathers and eschews real journalism. Occasionally there's a bit of left wing economics - but mostly it is a smug little paper that serves little if any purpose.