It is with deep regret that we’re announcing, due to circumstances beyond our control, the closure of The Cork News. Last week’s issue, our 292nd, will be our last.
This is a very sad day for everyone here. Our first thoughts are with our brilliant staff, our newspaper distributors, and their families as they face the uncertain months ahead. We would like to sincerely thank them all for their hard work in making this a publication to be proud of, and we’d like to take this opportunity to thank all of our readers and our advertisers, without whose support The Cork News would never have been possible.
It’s been nearly six years of long days, late nights, effort, exhaustion and teamwork to bring our newspaper to the people of Cork, and we’re closing our doors with a sense of pride in what we’ve accomplished. Eight and a half million papers, put together and brought to every corner of the county by a huge team of journalists, sales staff, printers, drivers, photographers and other contributors — all of whom have shared our love of Cork and all its people and all their stories.
Since the very first edition rolled off the presses in 2009, the support and good will from the people and businesses of Cork has been overwhelming, and we’re glad we had a chance to share all of these stories — and our story — with you. The ink may be drying on the final chapter in our tale, but it has been a privilege to share in the life of this great city and county. We have seen elation and excitement, grief and determination, tragedy and triumph. We have had the honour of watching the people of Cork push through some tough times and come out the other side all the stronger. We have seen first–hand the exceptional spirit of community, friendship and decency which is a hallmark of the Rebel County, and we are all the more proud to say “we are from Cork!” because of it.
Our aim, since well before we ever printed a single page, was to be a newspaper by and for the people of Cork. We accomplished that mission, and it is to the people of Cork that we owe immense gratitude as we close our doors. You were with us every step of the way, and you helped to make The Cork News a publication we are all proud to have been a part of. From everyone on our team, to all of you: thank you for letting us share in the past few years with you. Go raibh míle míle maith agaibh go léir.
Lorcan Mac Muiris, Editor
Daniel Carey, Managing Director