Tuesday July 7, 2020

O’Brien’s interests being closely monitored

Denis O’Brien’s radio interests have come into focus since his shareholding in Independent News & Media (INM) passed the 25 per cent threshold last week.

7th June, 2008

Denis O’Brien’s radio interests have come into focus since his shareholding in Independent News & Media (INM) passed the 25 per cent threshold last week.

The increased stake does not appear to have any competition issues, although the matter of cross-media ownership may be more complicated. O’Brien’s radio assets were looked at in detail last year by the Competition Authority and the Broadcasting Commission of Ireland (BCI), when his radio vehicle, Communicorp,...

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