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All eyes on Ireland as new digital watchdog takes on Big Tech

Coimisiún na Meán, the new media regulator, has a huge task on its hands keeping some of the world’s biggest tech companies on a tight leash

Ireland’s new media watchdog is getting ready to show its teeth to Big Tech as the EU’s Digital Services Act begins to bite

Jeremy Godfrey is surprised – pleasantly, but definitely – by how well his agency has done recruiting new staff in the last year.

In fact, Coimisiún na Meán, the newly established media regulator, has had to turn some highly qualified people down for roles in senior management because it simply doesn’t have room, Godfrey, its executive chairperson, told the Business Post.

“We’re very happy with the quality of the people who applied, and we’re quite ...