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Newry Reporter

The Newry Reporter (incorporating the Down, Armagh and Louth Times) is a weekly tabloid newspaper sold in the town of Newry, the counties of Down and Armagh in Northern Ireland and Co. Louth across the border in the Republic. It claims in its masthead to be the district of Newry and Mourne’s No.1 weekly newspaper.

It was founded in 1867 by James Burns of Newtownhamilton and remained in his family’s hands until 1901, when it was taken over by Joseph Wright. A fire in 1910 ceased production for four months, during which time Wright emigrated to Canada; the resurrected Reporter was bought by Robert Sands, who published it until his death in 1915, at which point his executors took over until 1927. Edward Hodgett, who’d worked for the Sands printing works from 1911 to 1920, then took over the newspaper in his own name; his grandsons are directors of Edward Hodgett Ltd, which still publishes the newspaper.

The editorial offices are in Newry.

The Reporter comes out on Thursdays. A paid e-edition’s also available on the website.

  • Address:
  • Newry Reporter
    Edward Hodgett Limited
    4 Margaret Street
    BT34 1DF
  • Tel:
  • 028 3026 7633
  • Fax:
  • 028 3026 3157