Ireland’s Local Newspapers Suffer in the Transition From Print to Online

By: Roy Greenslade | The Guardian

Ireland’s regional weekly newspapers, once owned in the main by a collection of wealthy merchant families, changed dramatically in the years either side of the new millennium in 2000.  

The Celtic Tiger economic boom led to the sale of a number of titles for multi-million euro sums, and the consolidation of up to three quarters of the market by major players including Independent News & Media (INM), Thomas Crosbie Holdings (TCH), Celtic Media and Johnston Press.

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