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 Lowry on the committee scrutinising it.

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 delay on giving the go-ahead on this merger, through a process of public scrutiny.