Slugger understands that Lá Nua is to close before Christmas. Belfast Media Group will not be entering the competition for a new weekly newspaper as Gaeilge and a staff meeting is being held tomorrow Thursday to discuss the details of what’s about to happen. Ironically the news came to light as Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams called for support for Lá Nua and said its departure would be a backward step. He was speaking at an event to launch Irish language leaflets produced by Translink in Belfast. Further information on igaeilge.
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