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The Sunday papers : a history of Ireland's weekly press / edited by Joe Breen, Mark O'Brien. - 256 p. : ill. ; 24 cm

Includes bibliographical references and index.

The Irish Sunday newspaper: its role, character and history / Joe Breen & Mark O'Brien -- 'The Sham Squire's youngest child': the Sunday Freeman, 1913-16 / Felix M. Larkin -- 'A weekly newspaper unequalled in the annals of Irish journalism': the Sunday Independent, 1905-84 / Mark O'Brien -- The Sunday Press: de Valera's 'Irish-Ireland' weekly / Ray Burke -- The people's paper: the Sunday Review / Joe Breen -- 'Are you getting it?' - the Sunday World / Siún Ní Dhuinn & Regina Uí Chollatáin -- The short and troubled life of the Sunday Journal / Mary Muldowney -- The Tribune's turbulent times / Pat Brennan & Brian Trench -- 'A lightning rod for the anger and frustration that is out there': the Sunday Independent, 1984-2012 / Kevin Rafter -- The business start-up: the Sunday Business Post, 1989-2001 / Ed Mulhall -- 'The English just don't get it': the Sunday Times in Ireland / Michael Foley -- Appendix 1: Circulations of Sunday papers -- Appendix 2: Editors of Sunday newspapers.

For over a century, the Irish Sunday newspaper has influenced social mores and political developments in Ireland. In this lively and engaging book, historians and journalists celebrate the character, role, culture and history of the Irish Sunday newspaper.

Each chapter gives an overview of a particular title, examining the Ireland in which it first appeared, its origins, its proprietors, editors, journalists and contributors, its major stories and controversies, its business dynamic, circulation and readership, and its overall contribution to journalism, society and culture in terms of its coverage of politics, sports and other areas of public interest. Publisher

9781846827273 (hbk.) : £49.50

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Irish Independent, Dublin.
Irish Press (Dublin, Ireland)--History.


Irish newspapers--History--20th century.

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