The Sunday papers

A history of Ireland’s weekly press

Joe Breen & Mark O'Brien, editors

Hardback €49.50
Catalogue Price: €55.00
ISBN: 978-1-84682-727-3
September 2018. 256pp;ills

'This is a welcome scrutiny of Irish Sunday newspapers. It covers the whole of the last century and the first decade of this and ... shows how these weekly newspapers reflected the changing Ireland of those times', Joe Carroll, The Irish Catholic (Jan. 2019).

'Undoubtedly one of the most compelling and controversial epochs in Irish journalism', John Burns, Sunday Times (Oct. 2018).

''The Sundays stand alone. They are a national passion, a guilty pleasure even ... The chapters, one apiece on every title and two on the oldest – the Sunday Independent – deliver many surprises ... Newspapers have character, personality, agendas. But above all they are  a state of mind. Like the stars they have a mythic status, like the stars they can be explained. This book helps', Anne Harris, Irish Times (Nov. 2018).

“Overall this book is an excellent read, which provides readers with a clearer understanding of the link between newspaper editors, journalists, the Catholic Hierarchy, Irish society and the consumption of news content ... [It] provides some thought provoking ideas and acts as a platform for further research into this fascinating topic”. Martin Walsh, Irish Studies Review 28:1