Dublin, 20th January 2015
Minister for Communications Alex White today reminded interested parties that the closing date for submissions on draft media mergers guidelines prepared under the Competition and Consumer Protection Act 2014 is 22nd January.
The guidelines aim to help media undertakings and others to understand how the new media merger process will work in practice, and how the Minister will apply the criteria in making a determination on whether a proposed media merger will be contrary to the public interest in protecting plurality of media in the State.
The draft guidelines were published on the Department’s website http://www.dcenr.gov.ie/ in December for a period of 30 working days.
Minister White urged interested parties to examine the guidelines and submit their observations and comments to the Department to ensure that the guidelines meet the requirements of individuals and society on this important subject of media plurality in the State.