Irish Times buy Landmark Media (incl The Examiner)

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The Irish Times to acquire Landmark Media business | Irish Examiner

The Irish Times DAC and the owners of Landmark Media Investments have signed a share purchase agreement whereby The Irish Times will acquire all of the publishing and media interests of the Landmark Media group.
Interesting development.. pending regulatory approval of course from Minister of Communications and the Broadcasting Authority (Imagine Cork RedsFM under Irish Times control!.. Correction: only 17.6% control of Reds FM h/t to The_SR)

Not good to media plurality.

We now have RTE, INM and Irish Times as the three dominate forces

I expect rumbles from the real capital



https://www.irishtimes.com/business/media-and-marketing/irish-times-agrees-to-acquire-irish-examiner-and-other-media-assets-1.3317705
 
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Where is the Competiotion Authority of Ireland in this ?

They serm to be asleep. Like occurred when DOB was building a media oligarchy.
 

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17% is not control
How dare you read the links in full (before I did):oops:

Landmark’s interests include the Irish Examiner national newspaper and the daily Evening Echo. There are also seven regional titles – the Waterford News & Star, the Western People, the Nationalist, the Kildare Nationalist, the Laois Nationalist, the Roscommon Herald,and the Naas and Newbridge Nationalist.Its radio assets comprise a 75 per cent stake in both WLR in Waterford and regional station Beat, and a 17.6 per cent holding in Cork local station Red FM.

Landmark’s website interests comprise Breakingnews.ie, Irishexaminer. com, Recruitireland. com, and 75 per cent of Benchwarmers.ie.
 

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Can't imagine all those lengthy interviews with Mark Humphrys going ahead if the Irish Times had editorial control over Red FM. And the line of questioning when the Halawa spoofers themselves were on would have been entirely different.
 

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What were the alternatives for The Examiner. fold altogether? become part of INM or a foreign group like Johnston Press or the Mirror Group?
 

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What were the alternatives for The Examiner. fold altogether? become part of INM or a foreign group like Johnston Press or the Mirror Group?
Go back to being the Cork Examiner and give up its metropolitan luvvie pretensions.

Know yessers place!! :D
 

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Can't imagine all those lengthy interviews with Mark Humphrys going ahead if the Irish Times had editorial control over Red FM. And the line of questioning when the Halawa spoofers themselves were on would have been entirely different.
hopefully the times decide to dispense with terry crone's piece in de paper
 

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Sadly it will likely result in fewer jobs for aspiring reporters in Ireland.

Journalism as a trade ain't what it used to be.
 

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Where is the Competiotion Authority of Ireland in this ?

They serm to be asleep. Like occurred when DOB was building a media oligarchy.
DOB is trying to buy the SPB at present. It's a power thing, it's losing money. He just wants to tell stupid Paddy what to think.
 

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DOB is trying to buy the SPB at present. It's a power thing, it's losing money. He just wants to tell stupid Paddy what to think.
That's very bad news.
Do you have a link?
Thanks.
 

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DOB is trying to buy the SPB at present. It's a power thing, it's losing money. He just wants to tell stupid Paddy what to think.
The Sunday Business Post (SBP) is the only independent indigenous newspaper left, now that the Examiner has sold out to the Irish Times.

SBP is the only Irish newspaper that I buy.
 

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The Sunday Business Post (SBP) is the only independent indigenous newspaper left, now that the Examiner has sold out to the Irish Times.

SBP is the only Irish newspaper that I buy.
Soon to be Denis O'Brien owned. I agree it is easily the best we have here. They already have FG shill O'Connell there but wait until they get DOB's minions from INM pushing the propaganda. They are unreadable.

They are busy at the monent dripfeeding lies about Ming Flanagan MEP. Apparently Ming has pissed off DOB by calling him out so he wants him removed in 2019 or sooner if they can.
 

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DOB is trying to buy the SPB at present. It's a power thing, it's losing money. He just wants to tell stupid Paddy what to think.
It did cover his activities. Perhaps he just wants Dinny-friendly, coverage of Moriarty, Siteserv, Didn't Sell etc?
 

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Sadly it will likely result in fewer jobs for aspiring reporters in Ireland.

Journalism as a trade ain't what it used to be.
Neither is the audience...hence a senior reporter asking our Taoiseach about his tank top, at a major news conference.
 

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hopefully the times decide to dispense with terry crone's piece in de paper
I just cannot believe that someone like Crone would have a free column in the Irish Times which she and her company would otherwise have to pay for.
 


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