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Call for changes to law after civil servant leaves to take lobbying job at Facebook

Dualta Ó Broin can lobby his former department in his new role at the US social media giant

Aaron Rogan

News Correspondent

@aarrogan
15th September, 2019

Facebook’s new chief lobbyist in Ireland did not require a cooling-off period before beginning his role despite working on policy affecting the internet giant as an official in the Department of Communications.

Dualta Ó Broin was responsible for a number of areas directly related to his new employer, including a government forum about online child safety on which he could now sit on as Facebook’s representative.

Ó Broin took up his...

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