Still no media takeovers bill one year on

A year after Labour's efforts to fast-track changes in the law on media takeovers were rebuffed by Fine Gael, there is still no sign of the legislation promised.

11th May, 2013
Pat Rabbitte: requests were rebuffed. Photo: Tony O'Shea

A year after Labour Party efforts to fast-track changes in the law governing media takeovers were rebuffed by Fine Gael, there is still no sign of the legislation promised by enterprise minister Richard Bruton.

A year ago, communications minister Pat Rabbitte sought swiftly to enact a new competition law relating to the media that would have transferred to him the right to oversee mergers - including any full takeover of Independent News and Media by...

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