North West of Ireland Printing and Publishing Company

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The North West of Ireland Printing and Publishing Company (NWIPP) is a family-owned newspaper group based in the Irish province of Ulster, on both sides of the border. The company was established in 1901 by the Lynch family with the launch of the Ulster Herald. The company expanded rapidly in the following years adding the Derry People (now Donegal News) and Fermanagh Herald in 1902; and purchased the Strabane Chronicle, which had been established in 1896. The Tyrone Herald was launched in November 2004, and a Monday edition of the Donegal News was also launched in November 2006. The company also publishes the weekly GAA paper, Gaelic Life, started in January 2007.[1][2] The company is based in Omagh, County Tyrone. The group's circulation for the first half of 2010 (excluding Gaelic Life) was 53,038, making it one of the largest family-owned newspaper companies in Ireland.

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Name Launched Type Circulation
Donegal News (Friday) 1902 as Derry People; Donegal News from 2002 Compact 11,480
Donegal News (Monday) November 2006 Compact 3,987
Fermanagh Herald (Wednesday) 1902 Compact 13,169
Strabane Chronicle (Thursday) 1896 Compact 5,560
Tyrone Herald (Monday) 2004 Compact 6,531
Ulster Herald (Thursday) 1901 Compact 12,311
Gaelic Life (Friday) January 2007 Compact N/A


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