Celtic Media Group

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Celtic Media Group
Country of origin Ireland
Headquarters location Navan, County Meath
Publication types Newspapers
Official website www.celticmediagroup.ie

Celtic Media Group provides publishing, printing and pre-press services. [1] Celtic Media Group publishes several newspapers and provides printing services to groups including Trinity Mirror's Irish operation and the Racing Post. [2]

Since 2012, Celtic Media Group has been owned by a management team headed by chief executive Frank Mulrennan and finance director Frank Long. [3] They took full ownership of the business, which was previously owned by Scottish-based investors including Dunfermline Press. [4]

In 2017, Independent News and Media (INM) proposed an acquisition of publishing arm of Celtic Media Group. The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland and the Consumer Protection Commission approved the acquisition. However, INM and Celtic Media Group abandoned the acquisition prior to a ruling on the acquisition by the Minister. 100 jobs are now reported to be at risk. [5] The Sunday Times said that the reason for the deal not progressing was a clause that required Celtic Media to maintain 24 journalist jobs indefinitely. [6]

In 2017, Celtic Media said it was reliant on short-term bank funding and had to sell a property in Cavan to generate funds. [7]

Current Newspaper Assets[edit]

Former Newspaper Assets[edit]

  • Forum. (Meath, free newspaper, publication 'suspended' in 2017). [14]

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