The Bishop and the Newspaper Editor

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In the October of 1929 D.C. Boyd became the first and last Irish newspaper editor to be convicted under Section 15.-(1) of the 1929 Censorship of Publications Act. Boyd’s prosecution resulted from his reporting on the alleged sexual assault of a 13 year old girl by a wealthy local business man. Boyd’s coverage of the case was said to have outraged public decency, a view particularly expressed by the Bishop of Waterford, whose views played a prominent role in Boyd’s trial. This paper charts the events that triggered Boyd’s prosecution, the trial itself and the complex interplay between Church and State so evident in Boyd’s prosecution, a prosecution that was to have a profound impact on Irish journalistic freedom for decades to come.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2012
EventFrank Edwards Memorial Lecture - Waterford Institute of Technology, Ireland
Duration: 1 Mar 2012 → …

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CountryIreland
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Keating, A. (2012). The Bishop and the Newspaper Editor. Frank Edwards Memorial Lecture, Ireland.
Keating, Anthony. / The Bishop and the Newspaper Editor. Frank Edwards Memorial Lecture, Ireland.
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