The great paper chase

Thomas Crosbie Holdings, the country's oldest newspaper group, announced a major restructuring last week, but a court battle may lie ahead with its former printers.

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Ian Kehoe

10th March, 2013
The Irish Examiner offices, Lapps Quay, Cork: the newspaper has been controlled by the Crosbie family since 1873.

It took just 18 hours and 15 minutes for the country's oldest newspaper group to be dismantled. During that time, Thomas Crosbie Holdings (TCH), which dated back to the 1840s, collapsed into receivership, liquidation and examinership.

The main titles have survived. The Irish Examiner, controlled by the Crosbie family since 1873, was bought out of receivership by one wing of the family. Landmark Media, controlled by Tom Crosbie and his father Ted, also snapped up most of...

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