The Irish Times reports that there are 13 groups with an interest in new FM radio services in Ireland.
While the 13 groups are not listed in the article there are a few of the well known groups wishing to expand their FM reach listed. 8 Radio, Radio Nova & Country FM.
The 13 would not include the aspirant community radio stations which alone would out number the 13.
FM radio continues to be the dominant platform for radio in Ireland where DAB radio has failed to grow. Last month the independent DAB Mux 2 closed down and a number of years of extended trials.