Communicorp message to radio regulators

‘Back off, or prepare for deluge of fake news’

3rd September, 2017
Lucy Gaffney, chairwoman of Communicorp: sent letter to Minister for Communications Denis Naughten last June Picture: Feargal Ward

Denis O’Brien’s radio group has told the government to tear up regulations on radio broadcasting or see independent broadcasters replaced by ‘fake news’.

Communicorp chairperson Lucy Gaffney delivered the warning to communications minister Denis Naughten in a letter sent in June.

Gaffney said that dwindling advertising revenues have led directly to 50 job losses at Communicorp in the last six months, with the latest redundancies announced on the morning...

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