DAILY CATHOLIC     TUESDAY     February 23, 1999     vol. 10, no. 37

NEWS & VIEWS
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AD FOR IRISH CATHOLIC NEWSPAPER BANNED

          DUBLIN (CWNews.com) - A commercial for Ireland's biggest-selling Catholic newspaper has been banned from the airwaves.

          The advertisement promotes The Irish Catholic as a lively and provocative family newspaper for those who "expect more from a family newspaper than a diet of sex and sensationalism." But broadcasting authorities pulled the plug on the commercial before it began its six-week run on local radio stations in Counties Waterford and Donegal.

          It was in breach of legislation prohibiting ads "directed towards any religious or political end," said the Irish Radio and Television Commission. Established 111 years ago, the Irish Catholic has a circulation of 27,000. Its latest edition condemns the ban as "an issue of press freedom, specifically the freedom of the religious press."


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February 23, 1999       volume 10, no. 37
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