Limerick Leader

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Limerick Leader
Limerick Leader.jpg
Owner(s)Iconic Newspapers
EditorEugene Phelan
News editorÁine Fitzgerald
Sports editorDonn O'Sullivan
Headquarters54 O'Connell Street, Limerick
Circulation14,232 (as of 2012)"Limerick Leader (Weekend)"
Limerick Leader offices, O'Connell Street.

The Limerick Leader is a weekly local newspaper in Limerick, Ireland. It was founded in 1889.[1] The newspaper is headquartered on O'Connell Street.

It had an average weekly circulation of 14,232 for the first half of 2012, according to the Audit Bureau of Circulations.[2] According to ABC, circulation declined to 13,420 for the period July 2012 to December 2012, this represented a fall of 10% on a year-on-year basis.[3]

The paper currently is distributed in two editions, City and County, with the selection of content differing between the two. Generally some shops in and around the city sell both editions.

The main competition for the newspaper is the freely distributed Limerick Post.

The paper is owned by Iconic Newspapers, who acquired Johnston Press' titles in the Republic of Ireland in 2014.[4]


  1. ^ Keane, Conor (2002-12-05). "Limerick Leader sold for €23m". Irish Examiner. Archived from the original on 2009-03-26. Retrieved 2008-07-17.
  2. ^ "Limerick Leader (Weekend)" Archived 2016-03-11 at the Wayback Machine., Audit Bureau of Circulations. Retrieved February 6, 2012.
  3. ^ "Regional Newspapers ABC Circulation July-Dec 2012".
  4. ^ "Johnston Press sells its 14 titles in the Republic". Irish Times. Retrieved 2014-08-22.

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