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Elaine Byrne: Time to sharpen canines on media conflicts of interest

There is a saying within Irish media circles, 'dog does not eat dog'. Well, I have a very big appetite today, dear readers.

Tom Savage is a public official. He is the chairman of the RTE Board, the governing authority of Ireland's public broadcaster. The 2009 Broadcasting Act states that his official duties are to "safeguard the independence of the corporation. . . from State, political and commercial influences".

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