Founded in 1984 as Lá (“Day”), Lá Nua was relaunched as a daily newspaper in January 2007 after winning a contract from Foras na Gaeilge, the body set up under the Good Friday Agreement to support the Irish language throughout the island of Ireland. However, funding was withdrawn in October 2008 and the paper ceased publication on 19 December 2008.
It was distributed widely throughout Ireland and had offices in the Donegal Gaeltacht as well as the growing Gaeltacht Quarter of West Belfast. The back issues were still available on its website in e-edition format nearly three years later, but have now disappeared; the nuacht.com domain has changed hands.
(no longer owned by Belfast Media Group)