The founder of Maximum Media, Castlebar native, Niall McGarry, has stepped away from his executive role in its Irish business.
The publishing group operates here under banners such as Joe.ie and Her.ie.
It's after it was alleged that some of the groups podcast listenership figures were falsely inflated by a so called 'click-farm'.
A 'click farm' is where a large group of people are hired to click on paid advertising links to boost the figures.
Mr McGarry remains a shareholder in the business and will be involved in the UK operations.