Western People

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Western People
Type Weekly newspaper
Format Tabloid (Broadsheet until 2013)
Owner(s) The Irish Times
Editor James Laffey
Founded 1883 (1883)
Political alignment Central/authoritarian leaning
Headquarters Ballina, County Mayo
Website http://www.westernpeople.ie/

The Western People is a weekly local newspaper published in Ballina, County Mayo in the Republic of Ireland, it was first published in 1883.

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. In December 2017, a sale was agreed to The Irish Times [2] pending regulatory approval. In July 2018, the sale of the title to The Irish Times was complete. [3][4]

The Ballina Herald newspaper (1844 – 28 April 1962), later named 'Ballina Herald and Mayo and Sligo Advertiser', merged with the Western People in or around 1962.

According to the Audit Bureau of Circulations, it had an average weekly circulation of 18,242 (ABC Jan-Dec '08 - 12 month figure). Circulation fell to 13,236 for 2012.[5]

The CEO is Brian Feeney and Commercial Director is David Dwane.

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