It was founded in 1972. It’s published by the Belfast Media Group, who also publish the North Belfast News and the South Belfast News and were responsible for Ireland’s only Irish-language daily newspaper, Lá Nua, which closed in December 2009. The editorial offices are in Belfast.
Its political stance is nationalist; it generally (though not uncritically) supports Sinn Féin.
It comes out on Mondays and Thursdays. Both editions are available as e-editions from the Belfast Media Group website by paid subscription.