Irish paper Lá to shut without backer

The editor of Irish-language daily Lá Nua has said he believes the paper will close at the end of the month, following the withdrawal of funding from Foras na Gaeilge.

9th February, 2008

The editor of Irish-language daily Lá Nua has said he believes the paper will close at the end of the month, following the withdrawal of funding from Foras na Gaeilge.

Last week, the paper announced it was planning to cease publishing a printed edition and would move to online publication only. The publishers, Belfast Media Group, said it could not absorb the losses from the print edition, which are running at about €8,000 (€10,714)...

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