Alpha Newspaper Group

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Alpha Newspaper Group is a media group, primarily involved in local newspaper publishing and radio broadcasting, in Northern Ireland. The group has a significant share in the Northern Ireland media market.


The group is partly owned, and chaired, by businessman and retired Ulster Unionist politician Lord Kilclooney, formerly known as John Taylor.

Business interests[edit]

Alpha Newspaper Group titles are the largest local newspaper group in Northern Ireland by circulation, with independently audited circulation figures of 76,814 from July to December 2010.

The group also holds interests in six Northern Irish 'local' radio stations.

Republic of Ireland interests[edit]

Alpha Newspapers own two newspapers in County Offaly (Tullamore and Midland Tribune) in the Republic of Ireland.


The company's headquarters are in Moygashel near Dungannon, County Tyrone.

Online presence[edit]

The Alpha Newspaper Group's publications are made available, in whole, or in part, at the domain names [1] Ulsternet and Irelandnet.

Titles published[edit]

Northern Ireland[edit]


Radio stations[edit]

Alpha Newspapers, The Irish News and River Media are part of the consortium Northern Media Group, which operates six radio stations in Northern Ireland:

Republic of Ireland[edit]

  • Midland Tribune
  • Tullamore Tribune


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