Britain’s Irish Post closes after 41 years…

Sad news for Malcolm Rogers and the staff at The Irish Post… I did my first piece of paid journalism for the Post… It gave a voice to the Irish in Britain for nearly two generations… Latterly it probably suffered more than most from the Internet age along with an ageing demographic…

Put simply, the diaspora did not get less passionately Irish, it just got socially mobile and harder to sell to (Tipp born Mike Lynch f/e)…

The decision to distribute indigenous papers like the firstly the Sunday Independent, and latterly Irish Independepent and Irish Times was probably what finished them… Over the years it attracted a lot of good Irish journalists who’ve gone on to work with bigger British titles…

Attention may now turn to Thomas Crosbie’s Holdings’ struggling Irish titles…

Mick is founding editor of Slugger. He has written papers on the impacts of the Internet on politics and the wider media and is a regular guest and speaking events across Ireland, the UK and Europe. Twitter: @MickFealty