Iconic Newspapers

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Iconic Newspapers (formerly Johnson Press Ireland) is an Irish newspaper company that publishes papers such as the Dundalk Democrat, The Echo and Leitrim Observer. Johnston Press Ireland was formed following the purchase of Scottish Radio Holdings' newspapers known as Score Press by Johnston Press in 2005 for £155 million.[1] In the same year, they also purchased the Leinster Leader Group (just after LLG had purchased Tallaght Publishing Ltd), who published six titles, for €138.6 million. [2] In total forty-five papers were purchased from Score Press: sixteen in Scotland, twenty-four in Northern Ireland and five in the Republic of Ireland. The Northern Irish titles became part of the holding company, Johnston Publishing (NI). In 2014, Johnson Press Ireland was sold to Iconic Newspapers, owned by Malcolm Denmark.[3] The company is based in Naas, County Kildare.

Current Irish titles[edit]

Note: papers with a * were owned by Score Press, those with a ** were owned by Leinster Leader Group, and those with a *** were owned by Derry Journal Newspapers.