The Irish Post

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The Irish Post
Type Weekly newspaper
Format Tabloid
Owner(s) Elgin Loane
Founded 1 January 1970
Political alignment Irish community in Britain
Headquarters Smithfield, London
Official website http://www.irishpost.co.uk

The Irish Post is a newspaper for the Irish community in Great Britain. It was founded by journalist Breandán Mac Lua and Tony Beatty, a businessman from County Waterford in Ireland.[1] Thomas Crosbie Holdings (TCM) acquired the paper in 2003.[2]

It was published every Wednesday until 17 August 2011[3] when TCM put the paper into voluntary liquidation, citing five years of financial losses as the reason. Following a period of more than six weeks off the shelves, within which staff and supporters of the title launched the 'Save the Irish Post' campaign, the title was bought by Cork-born, London-based businessman Elgin Loane as a going concern. Mr Loane, a publisher who owns a number of titles in Britain and Ireland, including Loot and Buy&Sell, re-employed the majority of former staff of the paper at his Loot offices in Smithfied, London. The first edition of the re-launched title was due out on Wednesday 19 October 2011.

The Irish Post had been particularly popular in areas of Britain with large groups of Irish expatriates such as Liverpool, Birmingham, Manchester, Leeds and London.

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ "Irish Post's Breandán Mac Lua dies", RTÉ News, 15 January 2009.
  2. ^ Several bids for 'Irish Post' Irish Times, 2011-09-30.
  3. ^ "'Irish Post' emigrant newspaper shuts down", The Irish Times, 20 August 2011.