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Okete (80.58.34.235 - 80.58.34.235)
Posted on Wednesday, February 26, 2003 - 11:37 am:   Edit Post Print Post

Have you heard about it ?? it will come out in April and will be completely in Irish ( and daily ! ^_^) ; it's name is Lá ... maybe you already knew it ^_^ .

Le meas

Okete from Catalonia

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Seosamh (12.42.245.2 - 12.42.245.2)
Posted on Tuesday, March 04, 2003 - 02:45 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

Lá originally started as a daily paper but it consisted of four large pages. It was more viable as a weekly.

Now people there are more confident and are planning to relaunch it as a daily. I just ran into someone here in New York who bought a share in the new paper -- The price was about $700.00.

As she pointed out, it wasn't philanthropy. She now is a part owner in the enterprise. As someone who had recently considered Karl Marx to rehabilitated by history, the irony wasn't lost on her at all. She smiled at using capitalism to help build the Irish language. In fact, I think the paper greatly improved after it was bought by a commercial newspaper company some years ago.

The editorials and news analysis are still surprisingly shallow, anti-Western and anti-American. I prefer the merely soft-leftwing Foinse. Their standards are higher -- not to disparage a couple of good columnists who write for La, one of them a Unionist.

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Oliver Grennan (193.122.47.162 - 193.122.47.162)
Posted on Tuesday, March 04, 2003 - 08:54 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

If anyone wants more info click on http://www.nuacht.com. Then on the left hand side of the page select "Plean gnó Lá laethúil".

Its the business plan for the daily paper with an application form for shares at the end. PDF format.

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