M/19/010 – FormPress Publishing (Iconic)/assets of Midland Tribune

Transaction details

The proposed acquisition by Formpress Publishing Limited of certain business assets of Midland Tribune Limited has been cleared subject to binding commitments, by the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission.

Notification date Decision date
Thursday May 9, 2019 Wednesday, October 9, 2019
Parties Involved Business activities
Formpress Publishing Limited

Formpress Publishing Limited is a subsidiary of Iconic Newspapers Limited. It is the owner of a regional newspapers including The Donegal Democrat, The Leinster Leader, The Kilkenny People, The Limerick Leader, The Longford Leader, The Tipperary Star, The Leinster Express, The Leitrim Observer, The Clonmel Nationalist, The Dundalk Democrat, The Donegal People's Press, The Limerick Chronicle, The Letterkenny People, The Offaly Express, The South Tipp People, The Leader, The Letterkenny Post, The Finn Valley Post, The Kildare Post, The Inish Times, The Donegal Post, Derry News, Derry Now, County Derry Post, Donegal Now and Kildare Now.

Midland Tribune Limited

Midland Tribune Limited is the owner of regional newspapers including The Midland Tribune and the Tullamore Tribune.

Economic sector Media merger
Media Yes
Submissions from third parties due by:
Phase 1 Phase 2
Friday, May 24, 2019
Date of Requirement for Information Date Information Received
Tuesday, June 18, 2019 Wednesday, August 21, 2019
Current status: Completed
Cleared with agreed measures (Phase 1)
Authorised Officer Assigned Contact Details
Tommy Burke

Tel: (+353)1 402 5503

E-mail: tommyburke@ccpc.ie

Media enquiries: communications@ccpc.ie

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