Sunday January 19, 2020

'There was effectively no competition'

In the 1980s, Irish newspapers gave little space to business stories. The arrival of The Sunday Business Post in 1989 changed all that. Frank Fitzgibbon, one of its founders, tells Tom Lyons how the new business paper revolutionised the industry

26th August, 2018
Frank Fitzgibbon: ‘At 10pm on a Friday night, we’d go to the Conrad Hotel and have many pints. Then we’d come back and finish the paper till 4am’ Picture: Fergal Phillips

Frank Fitzgibbon remembers being so exhausted after the first few editions of The Sunday Business Post that he decided that everybody should take a week off after its first Christmas. “Everyone was absolutely out on their feet after about five weeks. We used to work right through to about 4am on Saturday morning. It was horrendous,” he recalled.

Fitzgibbon was aged 32 in 1989 when he co-founded The Sunday Business Post and took...

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