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2022: Letter to Minister Darragh O'Brien on Press Freedom

TI Ireland wrote to Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage Darragh O'Brien TD on 7 September 2022 calling on the Government to develop statutory guidance for local authorities to prevent undue pressure being placed on print or broadcast media. The call comes on foot of a TI Ireland survey of Irish local broadcasters and newspapers. The survey suggests that local authorities interference in local media’s editorial decisions, as shown in a recent Standards in Public Office Commission (SIPO) finding against Wexford County Council, might not be an isolated incident.