M/17/068 – Irish Times/Sappho(Irish Examiner)
The proposed acquisition of Sappho Limited by the Irish Times DAC has been cleared by the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission.
|Notification date||Decision date|
|Thursday December 14, 2017||Tuesday, April 24, 2018|
|Parties Involved||Business activities|
|The Irish Times DAC||
The Irish Times DAC publishes The Irish Times and sells newspaper and digital advertising, the latter on www.irishtimes.com. The Irish Times DAC provides a contract printing service to third party newspaper publishers. The Irish Times DAC also operates the following websites: www.myhome.ie, www.irishracing.com and www.myantiques.ie.
Sappho Limited publishes newspapers (and sells newspaper advertising), including Irish Examiner, Evening Echo, and a number of regional titles. Sappho Limited owns and operates the following two radio stations: WLR FM and Beat 102-103. Sappho Limited also owns the following websites: www.breakingnews.ie, www.recruitireland.com and www.benchwarmers.ie.
|Economic sector||Media merger|
|Newspaper publication and advertising; digital advertising.||Yes|
|Submissions from third parties due by:|
|Phase 1||Phase 2|
|Tuesday, January 2, 2018||Wednesday, April 11, 2018|
|Date of Requirement for Information||Date Information Received|
|Thursday, January 25, 2018||Friday, February 9, 2018|
|Current status: Completed|
|Cleared (Phase 2)|
|Authorised Officer Assigned||Contact Details|
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