These media sources have a slight to moderate liberal bias. They often publish factual information that utilizes loaded words (wording that attempts to influence an audience by using appeal to emotion or stereotypes) to favor liberal causes. These sources are generally trustworthy for information, but may require further investigation. See all Left-Center sources.
- Overall, we rate the Irish Times Left-Center Biased based on social democratic editorial positions. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record.
Factual Reporting: HIGH
World Press Freedom Rank: Ireland 13/180
Funded by / Ownership
The Irish Times is owned by the Irish Times Trust. Revenue is derived through advertising and subscription.
Analysis / Bias
In review, The Irish Times is considered a liberal (regulated market) newspaper that reports news about Ireland and the world. Local news is covered through journalists with minimal loaded words such as this Council approves demolition of one of Dublin’s biggest churches. This story is properly sourced. Irish political news favors social liberal causes such as this: Saoirse McHugh selling her Green vision to rural Ireland. International news does occasionally use loaded words, sometimes directed at President Donald Trump and other times at the USA Democratic party such as this Fragmented Democrat moderates inch towards death. In general, The Irish Times holds a left leaning editorial bias and is factual in reporting.
A factual search reveals they have not failed a fact check.
Overall, we rate the Irish Times Left-Center Biased based on social democratic editorial positions. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record. (8/12/2016) Updated (D. Van Zandt 2/05/2020)