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Celene Craig to step down from Broadcasting and Video-on-Demand Commissioner role 

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After more than thirty years in media regulation, Celene Craig has decided not to seek a full five-year term as Broadcasting and Video-on-Demand Commissioner when her current term expires in March this year.

Celene, formerly the CEO of the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland, was appointed as Broadcasting and Video-on-Demand Commissioner for an initial one-year term by Minister Catherine Martin when Coimisiún na Meán was established in March 2023, under the provisions of the Online Safety and Media Regulation Act 2022. 

Celene’s term as Commissioner ends on March 15th 2024. The role of Broadcasting and Video-on-Demand Commissioner is now being advertised by the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media. The recruitment process is run by the Public Appointments Service. Any further queries on the process should be directed to the Department or the Public Appointments Service. 

Jeremy Godfrey, Executive Chair at Coimisiún na Meán said: 

“Celene has been a stalwart of media regulation in Ireland for more than thirty years. Over her career, she has made a significant contribution to legislative and policy developments in the sector in Ireland and Europe. During the past year, she has been generous in sharing her unrivalled knowledge of the media landscape as we have made the transition from the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland into Coimisiún na Meán. Her warm, collegial nature will be sorely missed by the other Commissioners and myself, as well as by all our colleagues at Coimisiún na Meán. We all wish her well for the future.” 

Celene Craig, Broadcasting and Video-on-Demand Commissioner, said:  

“After a hugely enjoyable career at Coimisiún na Meán, the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI), Broadcasting Commission of Ireland (BCI) and the Independent Radio and Television Commission (IRTC), I have decided to step back from the role of Broadcasting and Video-on-Demand Commissioner. It has been a privilege to work at the cutting edge of the transforming media sector at both Irish and European levels.  In recent years, it has been particularly rewarding to contribute to shaping the new Irish online safety regulatory framework and in leading the BAI into the new regulatory body.  It has been a privilege to participate with my fellow commissioners and colleagues in establishing and operationalising Coimisiún na Meán in its first exciting year of establishment.  I commend their professionalism, dedication, and commitment to the tasks at hand wish them well in their future work. I look forward to seeing An Coimisiún continuing to grow and develop in the years ahead and in delivering a diverse, thriving and safe media landscape.”