Connacht Tribune

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The Connacht Tribune (An Curadh Connachtach) is a newspaper circulating chiefly in County Galway, Ireland.

The main regional newspaper for the county, the Tribune Group prints three titles every week - the Connacht Sentinel on Tuesday, the Connacht Tribune on Thursday and the Galway City Tribune on Friday. Connacht Tribune Group newspapers are circulated in every district of the City and every town and village in the County. As of January 2007, its weekly readership is over 150,000.

History[edit source | edit]

In 1925, the Connacht Tribune stable began publishing the Connacht Sentinel, which was joined in 1984 by the Galway City Tribune. Since then, the Connacht Tribune has focused mainly on news relating to the county of Galway. In addition to a number of staff journalists, the paper also employs a number of reporters around the county for specific regional coverage.

John Cunningham was editor from 1984 to 2007.[1]

In 2006 the newspaper purchased Galway's local radio station, Galway Bay FM.[2]

The Tribune's archives are available online to view any issue of the Connacht Tribune since its inception in 1909. The archive is free of charge for the first two visits here.

Staff[edit source | edit]

The editor of the Connacht Tribune is Dave O'Connell, the Galway City Tribune's editor is Mike Glynn and Brendan Carroll is the Connacht Sentinel's editor. The company's CEO is David Hickey. The Chairman is Tim Naughton.

References[edit source | edit]

  1. ^ "Journalist John Cunningham dies aged 66". RTÉ News (RTÉ). 9 February 2012. Retrieved 9 February 2012. 
  2. ^ "Connacht Trib buys Bay FM". Irish Independent. 2006-04-22. Retrieved 2009-03-05. 

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