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Bruton refused to meet Communicorp chairwoman over stations ownership issue

Lucy Gaffney wanted minister to remove 25 per cent cap on control of radio licences

22nd March, 2020
Chairwoman Lucy Gaffney wrote to Richard Bruton several times last year seeking to meet him

Minister for Communications Richard Bruton declined to meet with the chair of Denis O’Brien’s Communicorp media group despite repeated requests, correspondence released under Freedom of Information shows.

Chairwoman Lucy Gaffney wrote to Bruton several times last year seeking to meet him to press Communicorp’s case to remove the 25 per cent cap on ownership of radio licences.

Ultimately the cap on commercial radio stations ownership was retained despite trenchant criticism...

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