It was founded in 1844, making it Omagh’s and Tyrone’s oldest newspaper. It’s published by the Dungannon-based Alpha Newspaper Group, which is chaired and owned by Lord Kilclooney, formerly deputy leader of the Ulster Unionists as John Taylor MP. The editorial offices are in Omagh and are shared with the Strabane Weekly News.
ITN journalist John Irvine started his career at the “Con”, as locals affectionately call it.
It comes out on Thursdays. An e-edition’s also available on the website by paid subscription.