Media Merger 2019 4

Mediahuis N.V. acquisition of Independent News & Media plc

In accordance with Part 3A of the Competition Act 2002 (the Act), as amended, the Minister was notified on 21 June 2019 of the proposed acquisition by Mediahuis N.V. of  certain shares of Independent News & Media plc. In accordance with the Act, the Department undertook a 'Phase 1' examination of the merger in order to determine its potential effect on the plurality of media in the State. As a result of this examination the Minister made a determination, on 29 July 2019, that the proposed media merger will not adversely affect the plurality of media in the State and, as such, that it may be put into effect.

Copies of the letters containing the Minister's determination can be found below: ​

​INM Determination

Mediahuis Determination

Phase One Examination Report