Irish Times buys owners of Roscommon Herald newspaper

The Irish Times is to buy a number of newspaper titles and radio stations.

It’s bought the Landmark Media group which includes the Irish Examiner, Roscommon Herald, the Western People, Evening Echo along with WLR FM and Beat.

The transaction will still have to get the go ahead from the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission, the Communication’s Minister as well as the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland.

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Staff affected were informed of the move by management this afternoon.