Rabbitte to fast-track media law

Communications minister Pat Rabbitte will seek to fast-track legislation on media mergers and takeovers through the Oireachtas following a share-buying spree in INM.

5th May, 2012

Communications minister Pat Rabbitte will seek to fast-track legislation on media mergers and takeovers through the Oireachtas following a share-buying spree in Independent News & Media (INM) by billionaire Denis O'Brien last week.

Legislation governing media mergers is currently being prepared as part of a wide-ranging competition bill, which was not expected to be passed until the end of the year.

However, The Sunday Business Post has learned that Rabbitte will now seek government approval...

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