Tuesday, 19 February 2008

Irlandalingva Gazeto Falas

...de icWales:

An Irish language newspaper held up as an example for future Welsh publications is on the verge of collapse.

Heritage Minister Rhodri Glyn Thomas earlier this month announced an extra £200,000 a year to support Welsh language media and praised the record of Gaelic daily Lá Nua saying, “Therefore, if there is anyone out there who wishes to establish a Welsh-language daily newspaper, this would be possible.”

Lá Nua’s 10 staff have been given redundancy notices and the tabloid is expected to close at the end of the month.

Plans to launch a Welsh- language daily, Y Byd, were abandoned last week...

...Concubhar Ó Llatháin, editor of Lá Nua told the Western Mail, “We need £100,000 to carry on printing to the end of the year. This is because of a shortfall in advertising revenue due, in the main, to a ban on advertising in the Irish language by the Northern Ireland Executive.”

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