00119978Eamon Gilmore TD with Fionnuala Sheehan, Chief Executive of drinkaware.ie

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Senator David Norris raised the appointment of Fionnaula Sheehan, Chief Executive of drinkaware.ie and chairperson of MEAS to the board of RTÉ.

According to the latest issue of The Phoenix, the Oireachtas Communications committee met in secret in July to propose and endorse nominees to the RTÉ Board. A working group was set up to process expressions of interest for the RTÉ board and it too met in secret. The Phoenix reveals the Oireachtas members in the working group.

With The Phoenix in hand, the Senator called for Minister Alex White to reject her nomination.

We’ll drink to that.

Previously: No Black Stuff Need Apply

File pic: Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland

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16 thoughts on “MEAS Appeal

  1. steve white

    she said she’s standing down from MEAS and drink aware and ‘would have no further connection with the alcohol industry’, so the question is who will she be working for then? http://www.irishtimes.com/news/ireland/irish-news/minister-urged-not-to-accept-meas-nomination-to-rt%C3%A9-board-1.1952837

    of course the issues is her she the type that brings up racism ito defend in some bizarre way the alcohol industry http://www.meas.ie/news-and-research/press-releases/2014/excluding-key-stakeholders-from-the-campaign-to-tackle-alcohol-abuse-is-misguided-counter-productive-and-contradictory/

    but secret Communications Committee invites expressions of interest in nominations to RTÉ and BAI boards http://www.oireachtas.ie/parliament/mediazone/pressreleases/name-23616-en.html

    1. Mani

      I dunno but Gilmore’s smile looks like the last thing a puppy would see before the sack is drawn shut.

  2. rotide

    While this is obviously a non issue and only the most ardent lunatics here will get uppity about it, I’m still glad i watched it as Norris never fail to be entertaining:)

  3. Drogg

    Rte board has one person who has worked in radio and none who have worked in tv like seriously do they not realise it’s a media company no wonder this country is going backwards.

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