The Sunday Papers: A History of Ireland's Weekly Press


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, with a look at the most important and influential titles of the twentieth century, including the Sunday Independent, Sunday Freeman Sunday Press, Sunday Review, Sunday World, Sunday Journal, Sunday Tribune and Sunday Business Post. 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.

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