The Irish Advisory group on media mergers renders its review of the analysis of media mergers under the Competition Act 2002 (Report to the Tánaiste and the Minister for Enterprise)

In March 2008 the then Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment commissioned a report to review the public interest aspects of the legal framework applicable to media mergers in Ireland. This review was undertaken in the context of a broader review of the Competition Act 2002 (the 2002 Act). A report was completed in June 2008 and was published on 2 January 2009. The system applicable at present Section 18 of the 2002 Act currently sets out the thresholds which must be met before a merger or acquisition (merger) must be notified to the Competition Authority (NCA)for approval; the worldwide turnover of each of two or more of the undertakings concerned must not be less than €40 million, each of two or more of the undertakings involved must “carry on business in any part of the

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Orla Lynskey, The Irish Advisory group on media mergers renders its review of the analysis of media mergers under the Competition Act 2002 (Report to the Tánaiste and the Minister for Enterprise), 2 January 2009, e-Competitions Bulletin January 2009, Art. N° 24295

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