Media law

Online safety legislation to include boost for broadcasters and public service media

Measures to assist community broadcasters, public service media and the radio sector will be incorporated into draft online safety legislation, ministers have announced.

Published 19 May 2021

Pre-legislative scrutiny of online safety bill to begin today

Proposed legislation to establish a "first-of-its-kind" online safety regulator will undergo pre-legislative scrutiny by an Oireachtas committee starting today.

Published 13 April 2021

Paul Tweed's media law firm snapped up by Gateley in £2m deal

The boutique media law specialist firm set up by high-profile Belfast lawyer Paul Tweed has been acquired by Gateley for £2 million.

Published 3 March 2020

Olivia O'Kane: The case of the world’s worst opera singer

Olivia O'Kane, partner and head of media and entertainments at Carson McDowell, examines a recent English court case concerning the authorship of a screenplay.

Published 20 February 2020

Plans for 'first-of-its-kind' online safety regulator published

Legislative plans to establish a "robust regulatory framework" to deal with the spread of harmful online content have been set out by the Government.

Published 10 January 2020

Broadcasters to be banned from blacklisting journalists under proposed law

Broadcasters will not be allowed to blacklist journalists because of who they work for under new legislation introduced in the Dáil.

Published 13 December 2019

New restrictions on alcohol advertising come into effect

New laws aimed at removing alcohol advertising from the "day-to-day lives" of children have come into effect.

Published 13 November 2019

Competition watchdog clears acquisition of local newspapers

Newspaper company Formpress Publishing, which owns 20 regional and local newspapers across Ireland, has been cleared to acquire The Midland Tribune and The Tullamore Tribune.

Published 10 October 2019

Ofcom fines news channel RT £200,000 for biased reporting

Ofcom has fined the news channel RT £200,000 for serious failures to comply with its broadcasting rules – and required the channel to broadcast a summary of its findings to viewers.

Published 29 July 2019

Media lawyers warn of unintended consequences of proposed EU ban on social media anonymity

Proposals backed by a senior European politician to ban anonymity on social media could have an adverse impact on people living under repressive regimes, media lawyers in Ireland have warned.

Published 20 May 2019

Millar McCall Wylie retains legal services contract for Northern Ireland Screen

Belfast-based Millar McCall Wylie has announced it has retained the legal services contract for Northern Ireland Screen following a competitive tender process, marking a total of 18 years working with the national screen agency.

Published 16 May 2019

Law Society to offer five-week free course in arts and media law

The Law Society of Ireland has invited solicitors to take part in a free five-week online course in arts, entertainment and media law.

Published 16 April 2019