|Format||Originally Broadsheet, then Berliner but Compact since 2005|
|Founder(s)||Bishop Patrick MacAlister|
|Founded||15 August 1891|
(with Liberal Unionist columnists)
|Headquarters||113-117 Donegall Street|
Belfast, Northern Ireland
The Irish News is a compact daily newspaper based in Belfast, Northern Ireland. It is Northern Ireland's largest selling morning newspaper and is available throughout Ireland. It is perceived as being broadly Irish nationalist in its viewpoint, though it also features unionist columnists.
The Irish News is the only independently owned daily newspaper based in Northern Ireland, and has been so since its launch on 15 August 1891 as an anti-Parnell newspaper by Patrick MacAlister. It merged with the Belfast Morning News in August 1892, and the full title of the paper has since been The Irish News and Belfast Morning News.
The Irish News saw a dramatic growth in its circulation with the beginning of The Troubles in 1968; this peaked around the time of the peak in violence in 1971, and declined thereafter.
In June 1982 the paper came under the control of the company's present owners.
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