Wednesday 23 January 2019

In Breif: Broadcast law is modernised

THE MORATORIUM on broadcasting about politics has been shortened by the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland.

Election coverage will remain on the airwaves and TV until 2pm on the day before polling. TV3 welcomed the move after it said the old code was archaic, did not apply to foreign media and had no basis in law.

White calls for female debate

GREEN Party deputy leader Mary White wants an all-female election debate.

Ms White said that women make up 50pc of the vote but they will see hardly any female candidates on TV during the campaign.

The Green Party has asked RTE to consider holding a women's debate and will ask the same of TV3 this week.

McWilliams met with volunteers

ECONOMIST David McWilliams met dozens of volunteers with the organisation Democracy Now in a bid to assist Independent candidates in their economic manifestos.

Riverdance producer John McColgan offered the use of his building on Capel Street for the first meeting.

Doherty lawyer set to run for SF

THE BARRISTER behind Pearse Doherty's successful High Court challenge, Ruadhan Mac Aodhain, has been chosen by Sinn Fein to run in Dublin South East constituency. Ruadhan (27) previously worked with the Sinn Fein team in the European Parliament.

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