Search

30 Nov 2021

Carlow people! Calls for Government to support local newspapers during Covid-19

Badly needed

Support needed for local and national newspapers amid Covid-19 shutdown

Minister Richard Bruton has been called to find creative ways of supporting local newspapers through COVID 19 crisis.

Communities across Ireland are at risk of loosing their local news source, this is due to the dramatic decline in advertising revenue since the onset of Covid-19.

People are urged to continue to support their local community throughout this emergency.

Particularly news platforms as false information is being spread through private messaging forums such as WhatsApp. Local news outlets supply authentic news curated from trusted sources.

Brian Leddin TD, Green Party spokesperson for Communications stated that there will be a public health impact, especially in rural areas, if local newspapers are allowed to close.

He said, "in the immediate term I would encourage everyone to buy a copy of their local paper, either with their essential shop or online, to support a trusted source of local news.”

To continue reading this article for FREE,
please kindly register and/or log in.


Registration is absolutely 100% FREE and will help us personalise your experience on our sites. You can also sign up to our carefully curated newsletter(s) to keep up to date with your latest local news!

Register / Login

Buy the e-paper of the Donegal Democrat, Donegal People's Press, Donegal Post and Inish Times here for instant access to Donegal's premier news titles.

Keep up with the latest news from Donegal with our daily newsletter featuring the most important stories of the day delivered to your inbox every evening at 5pm.