Independent House: the acquisition of Celtic Media by Independent News and Media  would have increased its share of provincial newspaper titles from 13 to 20. Photograph: Fran Veale

The National Union of Journalists (NUJ) has welcomed the news that Independent News and Media (INM) will not be acquiring the regional newspaper grou(...)

Minister for Communications Denis Naughten: received report on review of the proposed takeover of Celtic Media by INM on May 9th. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Minister for Communications Denis Naughten has received a key report on his review of the proposed takeover of regional newspaper group Celtic Media (...)

Printing press: Celtic Media publishes the Westmeath Independent, Westmeath Examiner, Anglo Celt, Meath Chronicle and Connaught Telegraph, as well as two free titles, the Offaly Independent and Forum. Photograph: Matt Nager/Bloomberg

*Celtic Media, the regional newspaper group subject to a takeover bid from Independent News & Media (INM), recorded turnover of €11.3 million and (...)

The Joint Committee on Communications, Climate Action and Environment is hearing submissions on Independent News & Media’s proposed acquisition of Celtic Media

The business model for local newspapers is “broken” and the future of Celtic Media’s seven titles is best protected by being part of a larger company(...)

Independent House on Talbot Street, Dublin. The BAI is to review Independent News & Media (INM)’s proposed takeover of the Celtic Media Group. Photograph: Fran Veale/The Irish Times

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) is to examine the implications of the proposed takeover of the Celtic Media Group of local newspapers by I(...)

Robert Pitt: Has always maintained that he was “positive on print”. Photograph: Fran Veale

After a couple of snack purchases, Independent News & Media (INM) has committed to an acquisition of consequence, announcing late on Friday that i(...)

Berkshire Hathaway’s Terry Kroeger said the company had experimented with metered paywalls. Photograph: Conor McCabe

When billionaire Warren Buffett went on a shopping spree for US newspapers in 2012, it prompted some to sit up and think “maybe print isn’t dead” - on(...)

Former Independent News & Media executive Frank Mulrennan, now the chief executive of Celtic Media Group, said: “We are delighted that a newspaper with a publishing tradition back to 1828 will now be joining our company.”

The Connaught Telegraph newspaper, based in Castlebar, Co Mayo, and one of Ireland’s oldest newspapers, has been bought out of liquidation by the Celt(...)