Willie O’Reilly: Crucial report must not languish in media minister’s drawer

Catherine Martin needs to act promptly if the Future of Media Commission report is not to disappear into oblivion like too many other such investigations over the years

Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media, Catherine Martin at the Future of Media Commission Report this week. Picture:Gareth Chaney/Collins Photos

The much-anticipated Future of Media Commission report was finally released last week. It originated from a commitment in the Programme for Government to consider the future of print, broadcast and online media. The problems have been mounting as audiences fragment, and the ability of our domestic media to fund itself has been undermined.

Everyone agrees that the future is digital and online, but how do we ensure that the important parts of our current media ...