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Anois (Irish: Now) was an Irish-language weekly newspaper, published in Dublin, Ireland, by Gael Linn from September 1984 until June 1996.[1] It was the first newspaper in the Irish language to appear in full-colour tabloid format.[2] It focused primarily on Irish language issues, and included regular columns on sport and entertainment, as well as sections for children and learners.[1]

Anois replaced two other Irish-language newspapers, Inniú and Amárach,[3] and was itself replaced by Foinse in October 1996.[4] It was financed by Roinn na Gaeltachta, as well as by sales and advertising.[5] In 1986 its circulation stood at around 5,600,[6] and about 4,500 in 1989.[7]

Notable contributors[edit]


  1. ^ a b Koch, John Thomas. Celtic culture: a historical encyclopedia. ABC-CLIO, 2006. ISBN 1-85109-440-7, ISBN 978-1-85109-440-0. p76
  2. ^ 1980-1989 on the Gael Linn website
  3. ^ Launch of Anois on Scoilnet
  4. ^ Koch, 2006. p755
  5. ^ Davies, Janet. Mercator media guide, Volume 1. University of Wales Press, 1993. ISBN 0-7083-1204-7, ISBN 978-0-7083-1204-9. p147
  6. ^ Dáil Éireann - Volume 369 - 5 November 1986 Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - An Nuachtán Anois
  7. ^ Dáil Éireann - Volume 399 - 12 June 1990 Ceisteanna — Questions. Oral Answers. - Deontais do Irisí agus do Nuachtáin