Offaly Express

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The Offaly Express is an online newspaper and former print newspaper in Ireland that serves County Offaly. The paper is part of the Leinster Leader Group, which was sold to Johnston Press in late 2005. The offices of the Offaly Express are based in Tullamore. The paper was founded in 1984.

The News Editor of the Offaly Express is Alan Walsh.

In June 2012 it was announced that Johnston Press Ireland were to close the 'Offaly Express' Print newspaper version with the loss of 8 jobs. The final edition was published on 5 July 2012 after 29 years.

The paper was published on a weekly basis every Wednesday and accepted submissions via e-mail including articles and pictures relevant to the county.

Although the paper has closed down the website is still operational and has not closed down and is updated regularly.

In 2014, Iconic Newspapers acquired Johnson Press' titles in the Republic of Ireland.[1]


  1. ^ "Johnston Press sells its 14 titles in the Republic". Irish Times. Retrieved 2014-08-22. 

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