Irish Post is revived

The Irish Post returned to newsstands yesterday with its first edition since its closure in August 2011.

Irish businessman Elgin Loane, who owns classified ads magazine Loot, purchased the title for an undisclosed sum from Irish newspaper group Thomas Crosbie Holdings (TCH) on 30 September.

The campaign to save the paper was backed by 75 MPs who signed an Early Day motion supporting its revival and the Federation of Irish Societies, an umbrella group for Irish clubs and societies in Britain.

The comeback edition includes 72 pages of news, analysis and sports. The paper highlights how it has “become one of the few newspapers to rise from the brink of permanent closure.”

It is being published out of new offices in the Barbican, central London, after having previously been based in Hammersmith.

The editor is yet to be announced.

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