Tuesday, 14 May 2019
An tOrd Gnó - Order of Business
Eoghan Murphy (Dublin Bay South, Fine Gael)
I thank the Deputy for the question. He had a specific point around advertising and a group being led by the Department of the Taoiseach has been working with my Department, the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment and others to see how we might address this area as we also address offline advertising. The more important piece of work is the establishment of an electoral commission. Public consultation was conducted earlier this year and it has concluded. A report is being finalised and will come to me with recommendations on the establishment of a statutory electoral commission and the different functions and powers of that commission.