Competition Authority rules on Herald AM/Metro

The Competition Authority has finally approved the deal between IN&M, Irish Times and the publishers of the Daily Mail. They have cleared the way for IN&M to acquire and interest in Fortunegreen, the current publisher of the Metro. Under the deal the Herald AM and Metro will cease publishing and it will be replaced by the fantastically imaginatively titled “Herald Metro”. The title seems to scream the all parties wanted to hold on to a shred of ‘branding’. Anyway.. There are a few caveats to the ruling: the shareholders will direct Fortunegreen to operate Metro Herald as an independent competitor […]

Sunday Times and Dunnes Stores

From an ugly but effective full page ad carried in the Sunday Times on Sunday, it looks like war has broken out between the Dunnes Stores and News International. The ad stated that The Sunday Times, News of the World and The Sun would no longer be available in Dunnes Stores and the full page furnished a list of retailers in close proximity to Dunnes Stored outlets that would still be carrying those papers. Dunnes, as only they can, have decided to stop stocking ‘the majority of Daily newspapers’ The Mail , Irish Times, Daily Mirror also falling fowl of […]