Mary Regan: Silence from Dáil on media monopolies

Mary Regan: Silence from Dáil on media monopolies

Successive governments have been running scared from the issues of media monopoly and press freedom for years

Three years ago, in a little-reported speech, Micheál Martin stood up in front of journalism students in UCC and called for a broader discussion on media ownership, the concentration of which he warned could have a “chilling effect” on public debate.

“I find it amazing that after four years in office, the government’s only policy on media diversity is to avoid having a policy,” he said. “It has nothing to say about diversity within...

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