Iconic Newspapers

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Iconic Newspapers is an Irish newspaper company that publishes papers such as the Dundalk Democrat, The Echo and Leitrim Observer. Iconic Newspapers are owned by Mediaforce who are majority owned by Malcolm Denmark. Iconic Newspapers hold their newspaper assets in a subsidiary called Formpress Publishing. [1].

In 2014, Iconic Newspapers acquired Johnson Press Ireland. [2] 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.[3] 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. [4]

The company is based in Naas, County Kildare.

In May 2017, it was report that Iconic Newspapers may bid to acquire some Landmark Media Investments regional titles.

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.