The Connaught Telegraph
The Connaught Telegraph is a weekly local newspaper published in Castlebar, County Mayo in Ireland. The paper is in format, and published every Tuesday. It has the highest circulation of the paid-for Mayo newspapers, according to an independent audit, it has a circulation of approximately 13,506. Frederick Cavendish founded the Connaught Telegraph or Mayo Telegraph as it was named, on 17 March 1828. He swiftly established a reputation as a man of authority and strong opinions, as editor, Cavendish earned a reputation as a man to be respected. When setting up the newspaper, he incorporated it into the titles of local publications. As a result, many believe the Telegraph goes back as far as 1808
The Irish News
The Irish News is a compact-sized daily newspaper based in Belfast, Northern Ireland. It is perceived as being broadly Irish nationalist in outlook and it focuses primarily on Ulster content, though it is available throughout Ireland. The Irish News is the independently owned daily newspaper based in Northern Ireland. It merged with the Belfast Morning News in August 1892, the Irish News saw a dramatic growth in its circulation with the beginning of The Troubles in 1968, this peaked around the time of the peak in violence in 1971, and declined thereafter. In June 1982 the paper came under the control of the present owners. In the period from December 2010 to June 2011, the paper had a daily circulation of 43,647. This fell 3% to 40,842 in the period of January to June 2013
The Sligo Champion
The Sligo Champion is a weekly regional newspaper published every Wednesday in Sligo, Ireland. It is considered one of Irelands leading regional newspapers, the Sligo Champion was founded in 1836. The first edition was published on 4 June 1836, the newspaper contains local news about County Sligo and surrounding counties, including neighbouring parts of Counties Leitrim and Roscommon. It was bought by Independent News & Media in 2008, in September 2011, The Sligo Champion celebrated its 175th birthday, attended by, among others, Communications Minister Pat Rabbitte. According to the Audit Bureau of Circulations, the paper had a weekly circulation of 9,572 for the period from 03 Jan 2011 -03 Jul 2011
The Kerryman is a weekly local newspaper published in County Kerry in Ireland by Independent News & Media. The newspaper was founded in 1904 and it has three different editions – North Kerry, South Kerry and Tralee. All three editions are tabloid format newspaper, the move of the Tralee edition to a tabloid format in 2006 meant that The Kerryman became Irelands first dual format newspaper. The main office is located on Denny Street in Tralee having moved from its previous base of over thirty years in the Clash Industrial Estate in 2007. According to the Audit Bureau of Circulations, it had a weekly circulation of 19,886 during the first six months of 2011. INM deregistered its twelve regional titles from auditing in February 2012 and its current editor is Kevin Hughes. Paul Brennan is the sports editor
Tabloid (newspaper format)
A tabloid is a newspaper with a compact page size smaller than broadsheet. There is no standard size for this newspaper format, the term tabloid journalism refers to an emphasis on such topics as sensational crime stories, celebrity gossip and television, and is not a reference to newspapers printed in this format. Some small-format papers with a standard of journalism refer to themselves as compact newspapers. Larger newspapers, traditionally associated with higher-quality journalism, are called broadsheets, in common usage and broadsheet are frequently more descriptive of a newspapers market position than physical format. The Berliner format used by many prominent European newspapers is sized between the tabloid and the broadsheet, in a newspaper context, the term Berliner is generally used only to describe size, not to refer to other qualities of the publication. The word tabloid comes from the name given by the London-based pharmaceutical company Burroughs Wellcome & Co. to the compressed tablets they marketed as Tabloid pills in the late 1880s, the connotation of tabloid was soon applied to other small compressed items.
A1902 item in Londons Westminister Gazette noted, The proprietor intends to give in tabloid form all the news printed by other journals, thus tabloid journalism in 1901 originally meant a paper that condensed stories into a simplified, easily absorbed format. The term preceded the 1918 reference to smaller sheet newspapers that contained the condensed stories, a tabloid is defined as roughly 17 by 11 inches and commonly half the size of a broadsheet. Tabloid newspapers, especially in the United Kingdom, boast a very high degree of variation as far as target market, political alignment, editorial style, various terms have been coined to describe the subtypes of this versatile paper format. There are, two types of tabloid newspaper, red top and compact. The distinction is largely of editorial style, both red top and compact tabloids span the width of the spectrum from socialism to capitalist conservatism. The red top tabloid is, for many, the example of the format. Red tops tend to be written with a simplistic, straightforward vocabulary and grammar, their layout, more often than not, in the extreme case, red top tabloids have been accused of lying or misrepresenting the truth to increase circulation.
Poll results are often predicted by red top papers, examples of British red top newspapers include The Sun, the Daily Star, the Daily Mirror and the Daily Sport. In contrast to red top tabloids, compacts use a style more closely associated with broadsheet newspapers. In fact, most compact tabloids formerly used the paper size. The term compact was coined in the 1970s by the Daily Mail, one of the newspapers to make the change. The purpose behind this was to avoid the association of the word tabloid with the flamboyant, the early converts from broadsheet format made the change in the 1970s, two notable British papers that took this step at the time were the Daily Mail and the Daily Express
Arnotts is the oldest and largest department store in Dublin, Ireland. Its flagship store is located on Henry Street on the side of the city centre. In July 2010 Arnotts was taken over by Anglo Irish Bank, on 2 November 2015, the store was taken over by Selfridges, a chain of department stores. The store has its origins in a business founded in 1843 at 14 Henry Street by George Cannock, in 1845 two bankers and Patrick Reid became partners in the business. In 1848 White died, and the entrepreneur John Arnott took shares in the company, in 1865 Cannock departed the business, and the business was renamed as Arnotts. The main shop occupies much of the block behind the GPO to the west of OConnell Street, the original store was completely destroyed in a fire on 4 May 1894, and a new building constructed in the following year. It was registered as a company on 18 April 1895. The main entrance is on the pedestrianised Henry Street, across OConnell Street in North Earl Street was Arnotts sister store Boyers & Co, which closed down on 31 January 2016.
Before the 2010 takeover, Arnotts was privately owned by a consortium, Nesbitt Acquisitions, comprising about 50 members of the Nesbitt family, the original owners retain one per cent of the business. The newsreader Aengus Mac Grianna used to work in the Sports Department, Arnotts were one of the longest standing sponsors of GAA until 2009 when their 18-year partnership as sponsors of Dublin GAA came to an end. The new development was to be called the Northern Quarter and was to be one of the largest rejuvenation projects to ever be undertaken in this area of the city centre, the estimated cost of the project was €750,000,000. Following planning difficulties and the crisis in Ireland, the project never went ahead. Arnotts incurred large debts in acquiring property, leading to their takeover by financial institutions in 2010
Daily Mail and General Trust
The company operates in over 40 countries through its subsidiaries RMS, dmg information, dmg events, Euromoney Institutional Investor, dmg media and JVs and Associates. It is listed on the London Stock Exchange, jonathan Harmsworth, 4th Viscount Rothermere, is the chairman and controlling shareholder of the company. The head office is located in Northcliffe House in Kensington, London and it was incorporated in 1922 and its shares were first listed on the London Stock Exchange in 1932. Referring to Adolf Hitlers proposed invasion of Czechoslovakia, again writing in the Daily Mail, after almost 100 years in Fleet Street, the company left its original premises of New Carmelite House in Fleet Street in 1988 to move to Northcliffe House in Kensington. Dmg information invests in business-to-business information-driven companies and it aims to invest in high-growth businesses offering information to niche markets. Dmg information is headquartered in the US, with its office in Connecticut and other offices in California.
Foremost amongst these are Landmark Information Group and Environmental Data Resources, in 2006 dmg information bought Genscape, a US company that supplies information on the energy market. Genscape is the provider of real-time energy generation and transmission information to the energy trading markets in North America. Dmg information owns Xceligent, Trepp and SearchFlow, dmgi has invested in Skymetweather. com, Real Capital Analytics, Point X, Liases Foras, dmg events, ARC, iprof. Dmg events was founded in 1989 and now generates growth from almost half a million visitors per year, headquartered in Dubai, it is currently active in North America, the Middle East, North Africa, Europe and Australia, employing over 370 staff. Events ran by dmg events include ADIPEC, Global Petroleum Show, The Big 5, Euromoney Institutional Investor plc is the market leader on international financial publishing and event organisation. Its one of Europes largest business and financial magazine publishers, the company, 68% owned by DMGT, was founded in 1969.
The company owns close to 100 international specialist magazines in finance, aviation, Euromoney trains international bankers and securities specialists around the world, runs international conferences, and is very strong in electronic publishing. With offices worldwide, its shares are listed in London and Luxembourg, Euromoney has invested in businesses such as MetalBulletin, BCA Research and Ned Davis Research Group. Dmg media is the subsidiary of DMGT and publishes the following titles. The Mail brand is the number one brand in the UK. The Mail on Sunday – The sister paper of the Daily Mail, Ireland on Sunday – Associated Newspapers took over the publishing of Ireland on Sunday in 2001. The title was re-launched in April 2002 to coincide with the move to its new offices in Ballsbridge and it included TV Week magazine and in September 2006 it was merged with the Mail on Sunday and became the Irish Mail on Sunday
The Anglo-Celt /ˈæŋ. ɡloʊ. ˈsɛlt/ is a weekly local newspaper published every Thursday in Swellan, Ireland, founded in 1846. It exclusively contains local news about Cavan and surroundings, the news coverage of the paper is mainly based on the papers local county of Cavan. Over the years it has fended off competition from papers like the Cavan Post and it is owned by Celtic Media Group. According to the Audit Bureau of Circulations, it had a weekly circulation of 18,000 during the first six months of 2007. The newspaper has its offices in the former Cavan railway station
The Donegal Times is a local newspaper in County Donegal, Ireland. The paper is based in Donegal Town, the paper acts like a newsletter, covering mainly community and social issues affecting the town and its immediate environs. It was first printed in March 1989 as a supplement in the Donegal Democrat. Only one edition is published in December, the Donegal Times is one of three papers that has a base in Donegal Town, the other two being the Donegal Democrat and the Donegal Post. The paper has stopped updating its website with stories and now only as an archive of older articles. It uses a sketch of Donegal Castle as its logo, the paper regularly takes a stance on issues which have polarized the community. High-profile examples are rows which erupted over reports on the Donegal Town Mart, popular additions to the paper are comment pieces the Editors Diary which started in 2010 and JRs Diary which has resumed after many years of absence. On 8 November 2016 Donegal Times lost a High Court case after causing defamation to two directors of the Donegal Bay Waterbus company, Directors Sean Quinn and Daniel Ward were incorrectly alleged by Donegal Times to have been involved in financial mis-practices and mismanagement of Donegal Bay Waterbus money.
The Donegal Times and editor Liam Hyland were instructed to pay damages of a total of €192,000 in total to the directors for very serious damage to the names of the Directors
An Phoblacht is a monthly 32-page newspaper published by Sinn Féin in Ireland. Editorially the paper takes a left wing, Irish republican position and is supportive of the Northern Ireland peace process. Along with covering Irish political and trade union issues the newspaper features interviews with celebrities, artists, intellectuals. The paper sells an average of up to 15,000 copies every month and it was the first Irish paper to provide an edition online and currently has in excess of 100,000 website hits per week. In the first edition, Bulmer Hobson, one of the founders of the Dungannon Clubs, set out their aims, a year the paper merged with a Dublin title called The Peasant. However, the title An Phoblacht was again used from 1925 with Patrick Little as editor and continued until 1937 with a history of internal splits. From 1925 into 1926 Seán Lemass wrote a number of articles advocating the engagement into politics prior to the establishment of Fianna Fáil, peadar ODonnell took over as editor in April 1926 following a split in the republican movement.
The title appeared again in 1966 as the paper of a small IRA splinter group based in Cork, an Phoblacht began with a circulation of 20,000 per month. Located at 2a Lower Kevin Street in Dublin’s south inner city, it moved to the northside of the capital, to Kevin Barry House,44 Parnell Square, however this ban did not extend to the print media. Section 31 produced a climate where many career journalists engaged in self-censorship to avoid official opprobrium, however, it was the southern Irish government which harassed An Phoblacht most stridently, with regular Garda Special Branch investigations into the publications links to the IRA. Mac Thomáis was arrested and charged with IRA membership and sentenced to 15 months’ imprisonment having been guilty of the offence. The paper continued under the stewardship of Dublin journalist Deasún Breathnach until Mac Thomáis resumed duties on his release in July 1974, within two months, Mac Thomáis was again arrested and sentenced to another 15 months.
Another editor, Coleman Moynihan, who had succeeded Seán Ó Brádaigh in 1972, the paper continued on with the succeeding editors being Gerry Danaher, Gerry O’Hare, and Deasún Breathnach. Accordingly, on 27 January 1979, the first 12-page issue of the publications, under the banner of An Phoblacht/Republican News. The absolute necessity of one single united paper providing a line of republican leadership. The need to overcome any partitionist thinking which results from the British-enforced division of this country, miniature versions of the paper which were about a third of the size were printed and smuggled into prisoners in Long Kesh, Portlaoise and other prisons. During the 1981 hunger strike sales of the newspaper reached up to 60,000 copies per-week, during this period An Phoblacht opened another office based in west Belfast. The publication caused considerable embarrassment to the incoming direct-ruler Humphrey Atkins with Danny Morrison, a representative of the Press Association who was passed a copy of the document by AP/RN was pursued by the British authorities and forced to flee to the United States