State communication unit got preview of newspaper advertorial, emails show

3rd June, 2018
Director John Concannon

The government’s controversial communications unit was given an advance preview of how one of the Project Ireland 2040 advertorials in a national newspaper would be displayed, new emails show.

The Department of the Taoiseach’s Strategic Communications Unit (SCU) has been forced to wind-down following a controversy about the paid-for content in national and regional newspapers promoting the national development plan earlier this year.

The government has insisted that the SCU did not...

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