M/04/025 – Thomas Crosbie Holdings / Roscommon Herald

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Transaction details

proposal whereby Thomas Crosbie Holdings Limited (TCH) would acquire Roscommon Herald Limited. The Authority informed the parties and the Minister that it considers the proposed transaction to be a media merger within the meaning of section 23 of the Competition Act 2002. On 28th April 2004, the Authority requested information within the meaning of section 20(2) of the Act, which information was furnished on 5th May.

Notification date Decision date
Friday April 23, 2004 Friday, May 28, 2004
Parties Involved Business activities
Thomas Crosbie Holdings

publishes daily and weekly national and regional newspaper titles: Irish Examiner, The Sunday Business Post, Evening Echo, Western People, Kildare Nationalist, Laois Nationalist, The Nationalist, Waterford News & Star, The Kingdom, Sligo Weekender, Newry Democrat, Down Democrat and The Irish Post.

Roscommon Herald

Roscommon Herald is a weekly newspaper publication, the majority circulation of which is achieved in the Connacht region.

Economic sector Media merger
Newspaper Yes
Submissions from third parties due by:
Phase 1 Phase 2
Current status: Completed
Preliminary investigation (Phase 1)
Authorised Officer Assigned Contact Details


Media enquiries: MKC Communications: 01 7038600

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