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    Verhofstadt Verhofstadt is offline

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    Irish Times buy Landmark Media (incl The Examiner)

    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/...sets-1.3317705
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    17% is not control
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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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    Quote Originally Posted by The_SR View Post
    17% is not control
    How dare you read the links in full (before I did)

    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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    Quote Originally Posted by The_SR View Post
    17% is not control
    It is influence.

    DOB owns 29% of INM. And the line on the Moriarty Tribunal changed utterly.
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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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    Quote Originally Posted by Verhofstadt View Post
    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!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by A Voice View Post
    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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