Michael O Keefe,  Chief Executive of the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland

“Media pluralism makes an important contribution to a well-functioning democratic society,” said BAI CEO Michael O’Keeffe.

Mr O’Keeffe was questioned at the launch about the BAI’s stance in July 2012, regarding the media interests of businessman Denis O’Brien – who has a 29pc stake in Independent News and Media (INM), which publishes the Irish Independent and other titles – where it ruled that Mr O’Brien does not control INM, “rather he has a substantial interest in the company”.

“I am absolutely happy to stand over that analysis that was done at that time,” he said.

Good times.

Broadcast watchdog set to tighten licence rules (Independent.ie)


2 thoughts on “Yellow Divest

  1. Eoin

    How healthy is it to have the same boss for 30 years at such an important agency for media plurality in this country

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