M/08/038 – Alpha / The Herald

Transaction details

The Proposed acquisition of the Herald Printing and Publishing Company Limited by Alpha Publications Limited.

Notification date Decision date
Tuesday December 23, 2008 Thursday, January 22, 2009
Parties Involved Business activities
Alpha Publications Limited

APL is part of the Alpha Newspaper Group which supplies weekly regional newspapers in Northern Ireland and the Midlands. APL sells advertising space in its newspapers.

The Herald Printing and Publishing Company Limited

HPPC publishes the Tuam Herald, which is a weekly newspaper, published every Wednesday. HPPC sells advertising space in the Tuam Herald.

Economic sector Media merger
The Regional Newspaper Publishing Sector Yes
Submissions from third parties due by:
Phase 1 Phase 2
Saturday, January 3, 2009
Current status: Completed
Cleared (Phase 1)
Authorised Officer Assigned Contact Details
Ms. Anne Ellis

Tel: 01-804 5423, email:ae@tca.ie

Media enquiries: MKC Communications: 01 7038600

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