Sunday August 9, 2020

Communicorp chair pushed Bruton to change broadcasting laws

Lucy Gaffney called on Minister for Communications to regulate Google, Facebook and other digital players to create a more equitable advertising market

9th February, 2020
Lucy Gaffney said regulation under the Broadcasting Act was “in a time-warp”

Lucy Gaffney, the chairwoman of Communicorp, sought meetings with Minister for Communications Richard Bruton to push for changes to broadcasting laws.

Gaffney called on Bruton to regulate tech giants like Google and Facebook to create a more equitable advertising market, a letter obtained under the Freedom of Information Act has shown.

While broadcast media was highly regulated, digital media remained “wholly unregulated”, she wrote, in her letter dated December 10, 2019. The Broadcasting Act “does...

Subscribe from just €1 for the first month!

Exclusive offers:

All Digital Access + eReader



Unlimited Access for 1 Month

Then €19.99 a month after the offer period.

Get basic
*New subscribers only
You can cancel any time.



€149 For the 1st Year

Unlimited Access for 1 Year

You can cancel any time.




90 Day Pass

You can cancel any time.

2 Yearly



Unlimited Access for 2 Years

This product does not auto-renew

Team Pass

Get a Business Account for you and your team

Share this post

Related Stories

Competition might be behind closed doors but TV stations are relieved to have some entertainment to screen, and many are coming up with innovative ideas on how to make it more attractive for viewers

Willie O'Reilly | 15 hours ago

The challenge is in making the most of the sped-up migration online while re-imagining the next stage for the high street, says David Field of MII

Elaine O'Regan | 15 hours ago

A brand ambassador for Omega, the golfer says he collaborated on the design of the €46,900 Seamaster Aqua Terra Ultra Light

Aaron Rogan | 15 hours ago