Wednesday December 11, 2019

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

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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