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Naughten turned down meeting with INM chair

Leslie Buckley requested meeting to discuss future of newspaper funding

Ian Guider

Markets Editor

30th July, 2017
The Minister for Communications, Denis Naughten

The Minister for Communications, Denis Naughten, rejected a meeting last year with Independent News & Media chairman Leslie Buckley to discuss the future of newspaper funding.

Correspondence between Buckley and Naughten show the minister asked that the meeting be postponed as his department was then assessing the proposed takeover by INM of the regional newspaper chain Celtic Media.

Buckley wrote to Naughten in November 2016 on the back of a speech the minister made to...

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