Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources Pat Rabbitte:  said it was cross- ownership in the media that made one player so significant

Minister for Communications Pat Rabbitte has said the growing concentration of media ownership in fewer hands is not a desirable situation. (...)

Minister for Communications Pat Rabbitte said the new public service broadcasting charge, which will replace the current licence fee, is unlikely to be ready until next year but could end up bringing in more revenue than the present licence fee. Photograph: David Sleator

The new public service broadcasting charge cannot be seen as a panacea for all the difficulties of Irish media, the Minister for Communications(...)