Another paper in trouble?

With this week seeing the final edition of Lá Nua and job losses at Johnston press titles, I received an email today from Sinn Féin’s An Phoblacht paper on behalf of Gerry Adams requesting not that I subscribe or buy the paper but make a donation towards it. Is this an indication of financial difficulties at the paper which recently survived an Ard Fheis motion calling for its closure due to ‘lack of interest’ ?

50. This Ard Fheis agrees that publication of An Phoblacht should be discontinued due to lack of interest. – Piaras McCann Cumann, Cashel

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