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David Puttnam

Lord Puttnam spoke in his role as Digital Champion at the Inaugural Digital Lunch of ..

Lord Puttnam spoke in his role as Digital Champion at the Inaugural Digital Lunch of ..

31 October, 2013

Lord Puttnam spoke in his role as Digital Champion at the Inaugural Digital Lunch DP at Inaugural Digital Launch Photograph: Frank Miller / THE IRISH TIMESof the Audiovisual Federation and the Telecommunications and Internet Federation in Dublin on 31 October

Ireland must move on from the politics of the past and actively embrace a digitally-based future, according to Academy Award winning producer David Puttnam.

Lord Puttnam, who was named as the country’s ‘Digital Champion’ by Minister for Communications Pat Rabbitte last year, said failure to move beyond Civil War politics was hampering Ireland’s ability to address the issue of youth unemployment and to provide decent educational opportunities for all.

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