Anne Harris: Impossible to think or live without free media
And it is vital the Coalition tackles the thorny issue of media acquisitions now that the digital revolution is upon us
THESE are long, hot summer days and the words "media merger legislation" have all the desirability of boiled onion stew for lunch in the midday sun. Nonetheless, last Wednesday in Dail Eireann, Taoiseach Enda Kenny, under pressure from Fianna Fail's Timmy Dooley, was forced to address the matter. And the next day, Niall Collins extracted a commitment from Tanaiste Eamon Gilmore to "prioritise" the media matter. So what does all this mean?
Apart from a welcome consistency and political will in Fianna Fail, it means only one thing. The summer school is a-comin', and the breeze is sweetly blowin', and
Enda Kenny is off on his summer circuits. And, more importantly, off the hook.