Dublin, 20 January 2015
Minister for Communications, Alex White T.D., today announced that two appointments to the Compliance Committee of the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) were approved by Government today. Patrick Gageby SC was appointed for a period of 5 years, and Paula Mullooly was reappointed for the same period.
Welcoming the appointments, Minister White said: “The Compliance Committee is tasked with a vital role to ensure that our broadcast standards are upheld. I would like to thank the appointees for their willingness to serve and wish them well in their work ahead”.
The Compliance Committee has the role of ensuring that broadcasters comply with their licence conditions and with the standards set out in the broadcasting codes and rules.
Short biographies of appointees
Patrick Gageby SC
Born 1953, educated in Dublin. Graduated in Legal Science from Trinity College Dublin in 1975 and called to the Bar in 1976. Chairman of the Free Legal Aid Advice Centres. Practised initially in family law, and then criminal matters, extradition and judicial review. Called to the Inner Bar in 1995.
Currently working with A&L Goodbody, Paula studied law at Trinity College and qualified as a solicitor in 1993. She has extensive experience in media law and has advised on the making on many TV programmes including Celebrity Banisteoir and Irish Nationwide. She was on the Advisory Committee on the Defamation Bill in 2003. Paula is currently a member of the BAI Compliance Committee (term expires on 9 February, 2015).