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John Concannon, head of the strategic communications unit, told the media agency organising the advertorials they should read “in partnership with Ireland 2040, an initiative of the Government of Ireland”, according to documents released under the Freedom of Information  Act. Photograph: Alan Betson

The head of the Government’s strategic communications unit (SCU), insisted paid-for content on the Ireland 2040 national development plan in newspaper(...)

Sinn Féin TD Pearse Doherty: he referred to the SCU  as the Government’s “spin unit’’. Photograph: The Irish Times

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has indicated the Government will ignore a Dáil motion calling for the disbandment of its controversial Strategic Communication(...)

 Sinn Féin’s   Pearse Doherty. “The SCU has been tarnished, and there has been political interference.” Photograph: Alan Betson

The Government review of its Strategic Communications Unit (SCU) is likely to reject claims it politicised the publicity campaign for Project 2040, bu(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar: creating a new strategic communications unit. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Communications and public relations staff across Government departments and State agencies face being redeployed because of Taoiseach Leo Varadkar’s n(...)