The Irish Regional Press, 1892–2018
Revival, revolution and republic
Ian Kenneally & James T. O'Donnell, editors
'For anyone interested in the history of the Irish media, this essay collection provides a valuable survey and analysis of the regional press ... Of the book's two sections, the first provides local case studies, while the second considers such themes as nationalism, the Irish language, censorship and the coverage of foreign news', Brian Maye, Irish Times (September 2018).
'A valuable addition to growing body of work on Irish media ... with a substantial foreword by John Horgan, a pioneer of media studies in Ireland ... this volume documents the role of the regional press not only in politics but also in fostering sport and Irish language revival – as a training ground for journalists who went on to stellar careers in national newspapers and with RTÉ', Felix M. Larkin, Irish Catholic (July 2018).
'A fine example of how the study of journalism, journalists and the regional press can provide broad and valuable insights into the workings of Irish politics and society ... [The book] asks truly original questions of the nature of newspaper historiography in Ireland. Any serious scholar of the press in Ireland, or of Irish local history, should not overlook it', Conor Campbell, Irish Historical Studies (2019).