Comment: Ireland's radio market just got very interesting

"We no longer have one billionaire dominating the commercial media landscape. Now, we have two."

5th July, 2016
Last week, Rupert Murdochs News Corp announced its intention to buy Wireless Group, the former UTV Media Pic: Getty

With two billionaires at its helm, the Irish commercial radio market just got very interesting.

Now the Australian media tycoon will be going directly up against Communicorp, the media company owned by Irish billionaire Denis O’Brien which, among many international assets, controls six radio stations here.

While neither media mogul is universally popular, another set of deep pockets investing in the Irish radio market will be welcomed by many. It has been a...

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