MUNSTER Sinn Fein MEP Liadh Ní Riada wants to meet Communications Minister Alex White to discuss the lack of Irish music on radio. The daughter of composer Seán Ó Riada pointed out that those involved in the Irish music industry are struggling to make ends meet due to the lack of radio airplay they get on our national radio stations. The Ireland South MEP, who is on the European Parliament’s Culture and Education committee, said a quota for Irish music airplay should be introduced. “It is extremely difficult for Irish music to compete with the multinational music companies of mainly Britain, the USA and Australia who dominate the broadcasting sector in Ireland”, she explained.
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