Longford Leader

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Longford Leader
Longford leader logo.jpeg
Type Weekly Newspaper
Format Broadsheet
Owner(s) Iconic Newspapers
Founded 1897
Headquarters Leader House, Longford
Official website www.longfordleader.ie

The Longford Leader is a weekly newspaper published in Longford, Ireland since 1897.[1] It was acquired by Scottish Radio Holdings in 2002.[2] Johnston Press acquired SRH's newspapers in 2005. The paper is currently owned by Iconic Newspapers, who acquired Johnston Press' titles in the Republic of Ireland in 2014.[3]

The Longford Leader is published weekly on a Wednesday throughout Longford and the surrounding counties.

According to ABC, circulation declined to 7,167 for the period July 2012 to December 2012, this represented a fall of 7% on a year-on-year basis. [4]


  1. ^ Oram, Hugh (1983). The Newspaper Book: A History of Newspapers in Ireland, 1649-1983. MO Books. p. 91. ISBN 9780950918402. 
  2. ^ "It's the Leader of the pack". Irish Independent. 29 June 2003. Retrieved 7 November 2012. 
  3. ^ "Johnston Press sells its 14 titles in the Republic". Irish Times. Retrieved 2014-08-22. 
  4. ^ http://www.ilevel.ie/media-blog/print/102470-regional-newspapers-abc-circulation-july-dec-2012