No slide rule, but plenty of politics in media mergers

4 June 2015 / By Laura Slattery, Irish Times Government guidelines designed to protect pluralism have finally been set In the frenetic, fast-evolving world of media, nothing appears to move more slowly than the laws and regulations that govern it. Minister for Communications Alex White, due to present final guidelines for the new media merger…

Media mergers under scrutiny in Ireland

21 January 2015 / By Stephen Dunne In December 2014, Ireland’s Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources published draft guidelines on media mergers and invited comments until 22 January. Stephen Dunne, journalist and PhD candidate at Dublin City University, looks at the guidelines and at the implications of this move. Democratic governments are wary…

Media mergers move by Government is welcome

10 December, 2014 / Editorial of The Irish Times Need to curb further monopolisation in the interest of diversity The belated publication by Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources Alex White of a framework for the regulation of media mergers and acquisitions is welcome. The consultation he has launched is premised rightly on the…