Village bows out

I see Vincent Browne’s magazine, Village, is to cease production. It was an excellent magazine with some very good analysis covering a wide range of areas.

I was surprised to learn that it hadn’t broken a single notable story since its launch in 2004. I was even more surprised to learn that businessman Michael Smith was a big investor in the project.

Smith did the country some great service in 1995 when his offer of a substantial reward for anyone coming forward with evidence of planning corruption led to the setting up of the Planning Tribunal. He is also a board member of Transparency International Ireland.

See here for Smith’s very interesting views on Browne and Village.