Thursday May 28, 2020

Varadkar tightlipped on salary of new communications guru

Marketing expert John Concannon has been appointed by the government to lead a new Strategic Communications Unit

27th August, 2017
Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has urged the Taoiseach to reveal details of his planned Strategic Communications Unit and the salary of marketing expert, John Concannon, who has been appointed by the government to lead it.

Martin said the unit seems to be a “beefed-up political operation” which he compared to Britain’s New Labour spin machine, operated by Alastair Campbell. He warned that taxpayers’ money must not be used for party...

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