In late 2013, an independent, expert Internet Content Governance Advisory Group (the ICGA Group) was established to report to the then Minister on a range of issues related to online content following a number of incidents.
The Group conducted a public consultation taking particular account of issues of online safety arising from children and young people's use of the Internet. The Group then used these responses and the outcome of meetings with a number of the major international companies based in Ireland who operate in this space to inform their policy recommendations.
The Group's report was brought to Cabinet and published in June 2014. It made a comprehensive and well thought out series of structural, legislative and administrative recommendations.