The Echo (Irish newspaper)
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The Echo is a regional newspaper for parts of Dublin, Ireland. One of the founders and owner of The Echo, David Kennedy launched the newspaper out of the front room of his house, and originally called it The Tallaght Echo, the paper has grown to cover the adjacent suburbs of Clondalkin, Ballyfermot and Lucan.
The Echo was sold in June 2005, in a deal reported to be about €5 million to Leinster Leader, a Scotland based newspaper group which now owns six regional titles. The same day Leinster Leader announced that they were buying The Echo, they also announced that they were up for sale. In September 2005, Leinster Leader was sold to Johnston Press, which is owned by a holding company by the name of Tallaght Publishing Ltd.
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