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Stanley, Brian

Tuesday, 6 December 2016

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.


Media Mergers

Asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment: if he will use his powers to prevent the purchase of a company (details supplied) in the interest of maintaining a level of media plurality here. More Button

Members are very aware of the damaging effects of the lack of media plurality and that this is having an effect on our democracy. A threat of legal action is hanging over this House at present. T...More Button

Media Mergers (Continued)

I thank the Minister for his reply. The issue of Mr. Denis O'Brien's Independent News and Media, INM, purchasing the Celtic Media Group is one of the most serious issues facing democracy and the m...More Button

A European Parliament report was published on the concentration of media ownership in this country. It described Ireland as having "one of the most concentrated media markets of any democracy." ...More Button

RTE is the State broadcaster and that is not a problem, per se.More Button

Has the Minister read the Doughty Street Chambers report, which was commissioned by Ms Boylan? It describes us as having a perfect storm that threatens news plurality and undermines the media's ab...More Button

There are rumours and talk about the influence that these individuals have over the Government.More Button

This is an opportunity-----More Button

To conclude, the Minister has the power. He has outlined the three options that he has. I am asking for him-----More Button

-----to take option No. 1 and to rule against this merger.More Button

Has the Minister taken the NUJ's word on the matter on board?More Button

Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment: the actions being implemented and the measures being put in place by Departments to ensure Ireland's 2020 targets on greenhouse gas emissions are not missed.More Button

Telecommunications Infrastructure

Asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment: the communication he has had with mobile phone companies and the British Government regarding cross-Border roaming charges post-Brexit.More Button

National Broadband Plan Implementation

Asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment: the timeframe for awarding the contract for the national broadband plan.More Button