As can be seen from the many contributions to this site the virtual monopoly Independent Newspapers has in the Irish print media is having an extremely negative effective on Irish Democracy. If you couple this with the naked bias which the group uses to further its political and business interests the group poses one of the largest threats to a functioning healthy democracy in Ireland. This power is currently so strong that the success of all political parties and organisations in Ireland is to a large extent in the gift of Independent Newspapers. I believe that hundreds of thousands of Irish people share this view however the group still outstrips any of the weaker competitors. The sad fact is that the only threat to Independent Media comes from Associated News and other British media giants.
Despite the political differences of the contributors of this site, would it be possible for us to organise an effective boycott of Independent Newspaper Group titles? Could we work in a cohesive enough fashion to carry it through? Ideas on an effective boycott campaign which would gain currency in the general public are welcome.