At it’s height the Irish Press group of newspapers was one of the highest circulated newspapers in Ireland with a readership of 200,000, by the time it folded in the mid nineteen nineties it owed debts of twenty million and it’s staff of approximately six hundred were owed wages. For a while the staff rebelled, being one of the first titles to publish exclusively online. Unfortunately for them though computer ownership wasn’t exactly widespread never mind being able to access news and other information on devices the size of your hand.
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