Former Newstalk and Sunday Tribune chief executive Frank Cronin has been selected by Renua, the political party led by Lucinda Creighton, to run in the Dún Laoghaire constituency in the general election. A chartered accountant from Cork, Cronin, who runs IPC Digital Media and is on the board of the Independent Broadcasters of Ireland (IBI), is new to party politics.
IPC Digital Media is currently rolling out the iHubbs outdoor ads on the sides of the Big Belly Solar bins in south county Dublin. The black bins use solar energy to compact litter and are fitted with gadgets which alert the local Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council (DLRCC) when they should be emptied. IPC has a contract with DLRCC for 397 sites.
Sunshine 106.8 signed up as the network’s first advertiser. The plan is to extend iHubbs to Dublin city and regional cities and have 2,000 sites in place in two years’ time, with digital screens in a number of higher populated areas. Frank Cronin is pictured above with Insomnia chairman and Newstalk business show presenter Bobby Kerr.