The Clare People newspaper announces that it is closing immediately
A very sad day for local news and the people of Clare.
Local newspaper The Clare People has announced that it has published its final print edition as of Tuesday.
In a statement issued on their Facebook page, the company cited "severe economic and technological headwinds" as the reason behind the weekly publication shuttering its doors. The company also pointed to declining advertising revenue and circulation as major obstacles.
"Unfortunately our newspaper cannot continue to sustain the losses we have incurred in delivering a quality product to the people of Clare on a weekly basis in the face of consistently declining circulation and advertising revenues," the statement read.
"As a consequence of the rapid impact of the internet and free online platforms, the marketplace for quality local newspapers has changed fundamentally."
The paper was originally set up in 2005, and was headquartered in Ennis, Clare.
"This is a sad day for staff and all who have been part of The Clare People journey," the statement concluded. "We are immensely proud of the contribution of all our journalists, photographers, sales and marketing teams, admin and office staff have made to our county, our culture and our people for so long."