Evening Echo

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Evening Echo
Evening Echo (Cork).png
Type Daily Evening Newspaper
Format tabloid
Owner(s) Landmark Media Investments
Editor Maurice Gubbins
Founded 1892
Political alignment Populist
Headquarters Assumption Road, Balckpool, Cork
Website eveningecho.ie

The Evening Echo is an Irish evening newspaper based in Cork. It is distributed throughout the province of Munster, although it is primarily read in its base city of Cork. The newspaper was founded as a broadsheet in 1892, and has been published in tabloid format since 1991.

The newspaper was part of the Thomas Crosbie Holdings group. Thomas Crosbie Holdings went into receivership in March 2013.[1] The newspaper was acquired by Landmark Media Investments.

Unlike the Irish Examiner, which is a national daily, the Evening Echo's focus is on local news. Its role as the group's local newspaper was reinforced after the Irish Examiner moved from being the locally based Cork Examiner to being a national paper.[2]

The Evening Echo is published daily (except Sunday).[3]


  • Circulation was 27,085 for the period January to June 2006. [4]
  • Circulation was 25,829 for the period January to June 2008. [5]
  • Circulation was 24,192 for the period January to June 2009. [6]
  • Circulation was 22,288 for the period January to June 2010. [7]
  • Circulation was 20,011 for the period January to June 2011. [8]
  • Circulation was 17,556 for the period January to June 2012. [9]
  • Circulation was 16,560 for the period July to December 2012. [10]
  • Circulation was 14,147 for the period July to December 2013. [11]
  • Circulation was 13,787 for the period January to June 2014. [12]
  • Circulation was 13,110 for the period July to December 2014. [13]
  • Circulation was 12,278 for the period January to June 2015.[14]
  • Circulation was 11,534 for the period July to December 2015.[15]
  • Circulation was 10,976 for the period January to June 2016. [16]
  • Circulation was 10,270 for the period July to December 2016 [17]


In 1842, a 15-year-old boy from Kerry, named Thomas Crosbie, began to work for the paper. He later became its editor and, on Maguire's death in 1872, became proprietor as well. The newspaper has remained in the hands of the Crosbie family ever since. Under Thomas Crosbie's stewardship, the newspaper became a morning paper which appeared six times weekly. He was also responsible for launching the Evening Echo in 1892.

The newspaper's printing presses printed the First National Loan for the Sinn Féin Finance Minister, Michael Collins in 1919, leading to the British authorities briefly shutting down the paper. Ironically, the I.R.A. damaged the newspaper's printing presses in 1920, which were again destroyed by the anti-Treaty I.R.A. in 1922.[18][19]

For decades the Evening Echo has been connected to the "Echo Boys", who were poor and often homeless children from the 1930s and 1940s that had the job of selling the newspaper. Today, the shouts of the vendors selling the Echo can still be heard all over the city. Other local newspapers are also printed in the city, but are less well known.


The Cork Evening Echo has numerous affiliations, particularly in sporting and cultural circles. The newspaper are the official sponsor of the Evening Echo Cork Senior Hurling Championship, as well as Feis Maitiú Corcaigh,[20] the second largest festival member of the British and International Federation of Festivals.[21] The Cork International Choral Festival is also supported by the Evening Echo.[22]


External links[edit]

Landmark Media Investments