Seamus Dooley, of the National Union of Journalists
Roy Greensalde, in The Guardian, writes:
The Irish secretary of the National Union of Journalists, Seamus Dooley, has called for the establishment of a commission of inquiry into the future of Ireland’s media.
He said the commission should examine all aspects of the country’s media policy, including ownership, commercial and editorial control, employment standards, training as well as cross-ownership.
He said the failure to deal with media dominance in Ireland by a small group was having “grave consequences” on employment standards in the national and regional newspaper sectors.
Dooley will surely have in mind the dominance of the media company CommuniCorp, which is run by Ireland’s richest man, Denis O’Brien.