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New radio legislation gets the thumbs up from independents

The independent sector has welcomed the Broadcasting Bill, but is lobbying for a seat on the new Broadcasting Authority, writes Catherine O’Mahony.

7th June, 2008

The independent sector has welcomed the Broadcasting Bill, but is lobbying for a seat on the new Broadcasting Authority, writes Catherine O’Mahony.

Independent broadcasters have concluded they have little to fear and lots to gain from the hefty Broadcasting Bill put forward last month by communications minister Eamon Ryan.

In fact, the current chairman of the Independent Broadcasters of Ireland (IBI) Willie O’Reilly, said the group was ‘‘delighted’’ with the prospect of members...

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