The new media regulator Coimisiún na Meán was formally established today.

The coimisiún will regulate broadcasters and online media, support media development and will take in the work previously done by the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland

Established under the Online Safety and Media Regulation act 2022, Coimisiún na Meán is responsible for introducing a new regulatory framework for online safety.

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland has been dissolved and its staff and responsibilities transferred to the new commission.

Coimisiún na Meán will be led by four commissioners, who have been appointed by Minister for Media Catherine Martin; Jeremy Godfrey as Executive Chairperson, Niamh Hodnett as Online Safety Commissioner; Rónán Ó Domhnaill as Media Development Commissioner and Celene Craig as Broadcasting Commissioner.

Minister Martin said she has met the incoming Executive Chairperson and commissioners and "know they will form a dedicated and strong team".

She said she looks forward to working with them to "chart a new path for the regulation and development of the media sector in Ireland".

The coimisiúin's first work programme will be developed and shared in the coming weeks.

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