Tag: Denis O’Brien

Bríd Smith TD on funding commercial radio from the public purse

DENNIS O BRIEN’s hard neck is astounding. He’s LOOKING FOR OUR MONEY again, this time to help fund his radio stations. Fm106 and Newstalk (his stations) made a big pitch to TDs to get a recent Fianna Fáil motion passed,

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The ongoing Dáil discussion around the Media Ownership Bill 2017, only confirms how badly our country is served by those in power. LOWRY was there keeping an eye out for his pal & benfactor DENNIS O’BRIEN – who sued other

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Bríd in the Dáil committee on media issues – Dennis O Brien’s seeking media monopoly?

Bríd questions the impact of the proposed Dennis O’Brien’s  INM and CNML as a member of the Joint Committee on Communications, Climate Action and Environment. She reference the presence of Michael Lowry on this committee – appropriate??

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Brid Smith TD questions Naughton re media merger involving Dennis O Brien

The Dail committee that oversees media issues met regarding the merger involving Dennis O Brien’s Independent News & Media. As a member of that committee, Brid questioned Minister Naughton on various aspects of the merger including the presence of Michael

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Bríd warns of virtual monopoly by Dennis O Brien’s new media bid

A very dangerous media merger has been proposed that would give DENNIS O BRIEN control over virtually the entire country. Bríd fought hard last night in the Environmental committee, and in the Dáil today, to raise awareness and to get a

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Bloodbath on stock exchanges – fiscal space is shrinking

€4 billion was wiped off the Irish Stock exchange yesterday. You probably never knew there was so much wealth or paper wealth here. The chances of a new global recession are growing by the day. Talk of a ‘fiscal space’

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Tax exiles, the real scroungers protected by successive Fine Gael, Labour and Fianna Fail governments

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A recent Oxfam report has shown how the top 1 percent of billionaires are gaining more of the world’s resources as 62 billionaires now own more than 3.6 billion people. Ireland is doing its very best to help this trend

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