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Evening Echo
The Echo
Evening Echo (Cork).png
TypeDaily Morning Newspaper
FormatTabloid
Owner(s)The Irish Times
EditorMaurice Gubbins[1]
Founded1892 (as the Evening Echo)[2]
Political alignmentPopulist
HeadquartersAssumption Road, Blackpool, Cork
Websiteecholive.ie

The Echo, formerly known as the Evening Echo,[3] is an Irish morning newspaper based in Cork. It is distributed throughout the province of Munster, although it is primarily read in its base city of Cork. The newspaper was founded as a broadsheet in 1892,[2] and has been published in tabloid format since 1991.

The newspaper was part of the Thomas Crosbie Holdings group, and 'sister paper' to the group's Irish Examiner (formerly the Cork Examiner).[4] Thomas Crosbie Holdings went into receivership in March 2013.[5] The newspaper was acquired by Landmark Media Investments, which in turn was sold to The Irish Times in 2018.[6][7]

Unlike the Irish Examiner, which is now a national daily, The Echos focus is on local news.[1]

The Echo is published daily except Sunday.[8]

History

Echo Boy statue, Cork City
Echo seller with distinctive cry

The Evening Echo was first published in 1892.[9] It was launched as an evening paper by Thomas Crosbie, then proprietor of the Cork Examiner. Crosbie had himself joined the Examiner in 1841, taking over as editor - and later owner - after the death of founder John Francis Maguire in 1871. The newspaper remained in the hands of the Crosbie family until the 21st century.[8][10]

The presses used by the Examiner and Echo printed the First National Loan for the Sinn Féin Finance Minister Michael Collins in 1919, leading to the British authorities' briefly shutting down the paper. The I.R.A damaged the printing presses in 1920, and they were destroyed by the anti-Treaty I.R.A. in 1922.[11][8]

For decades the Evening Echo had been connected to the "Echo Boys",[9] who were poor and often homeless children that sold the newspaper.

The title was sold in July 2018, along with other assets of Landmark Media Investments, to The Irish Times group.[6][12]

In January 2019, it was announced that in March 2019 the Evening Echo would rebrand as The Echo and change from an evening newspaper to a morning newspaper.[13]

Affiliations

The Echo has a number of affiliations, including in sporting and cultural circles. The newspaper is the official sponsor of the Cork Senior Hurling Championship, as well as media sponsor of Feis Maitiú Corcaigh.[14] The Cork International Choral Festival is also supported by the newspaper.[15]

Circulation

Average circulation was approximately 30,000 copies per issue in 1990,[4] 28,000 by 1999,[16] had decreased to 24,000 by 2009,[17] and was approximately 10,000 by 2017.[18]

Year (period) Average circulation per issue
1990 (January to December)[4]
1999 (January to June)[16]
2006 (January to June)[19]
2008 (January to June)[17]
2009 (January to June)[17]
2010 (January to June)[20]
2011 (January to June)[21]
2012 (January to June)[21]
2012 (July to December)[22]
2013 (July to December)[23]
2014 (January to June)[24]
2014 (July to December)[25]
2015 (January to June)[26]
2015 (July to December)[27]
2016 (January to June)[28]
2016 (July to December)[29]
2017 (January to June)[18]
2017 (July to December)[30]
2018 (January to June)[31]
2018 (July to December)[32]
2019 (January to June)[33][34]

References

  1. ^ a b "The Echo - About Us". echolive.ie. Archived from the original on 2 March 2019.
  2. ^ a b "A new dawn for The Echo as Cork's newspaper hits the shelves in the morning". Echolive.ie. 3 March 2019.
  3. ^ "Cork's Evening Echo is to become a morning paper and be rebranded as The Echo". thejournal.ie. The Journal. 24 January 2019.
  4. ^ a b c John Horgan (2001). Irish Media: A Critical History since 1922. Routledge. pp. 6, 190. ISBN 9781134606160.
  5. ^ "Receiver appointed to publisher of Irish Examiner". RTÉ. 6 March 2013.
  6. ^ a b "Irish Times completes purchase of Irish Examiner". rte.ie. RTÉ News. 10 July 2018.
  7. ^ "The Irish Times to acquire Landmark Media business". Irish Examiner. 6 December 2017.
  8. ^ a b c "Irish Examiner & Evening Echo". Cork Past and Present.
  9. ^ a b "Echo Boys Cork". RTÉ. Retrieved 2018.
  10. ^ "Receiver appointed to publisher of Irish Examiner as part of restructuring". RTÉ. 6 March 2013.
  11. ^ "The Evening Echo and The Irish Examiner". Ask About Ireland. Archived from the original on 21 November 2017.
  12. ^ "Irish Times complete purchase of Landmark Media; Pledge to protect 'identity and independence' of titles". Irish Examiner. 10 July 2018.
  13. ^ "Cork's 'Evening Echo' newspaper to be rebranded 'The Echo' as part of 'developing' offerings in print and online". Irish Examiner. 24 January 2019.
  14. ^ "Home". feismaitiu.ie. Retrieved 2018. The Evening Echo is our media sponsor
  15. ^ "Corkchoral.ie - Press". Archived from the original on 22 November 2010.
  16. ^ a b "Good times begin to roll for hard-pressed newspaper sector". Irish Times. Retrieved 2018.
  17. ^ a b c "Irish Evening Newspaper Circulation 2009 - Media and Marketing Consulting, PPC, SEO Ireland, Search Engine Optimisation,". www.ilevel.ie.
  18. ^ a b "Paid Newspapers - Republic of Ireland - Cork - Evening Echo - Jan to Jun 2017" (PDF). abc.org.uk. Audit Bureau of Circulations.
  19. ^ "Big drop for the Evening Herald". RTÉ. 31 August 2006.
  20. ^ "Irish Evening Newspaper Circulation Jan June 2011 - Media and Marketing Consulting, PPC, SEO Ireland, Search Engine Optimisation,". www.ilevel.ie.
  21. ^ a b "Evening Newspaper ABC Circulations, Jan-June 2012 - Media and Marketing Consulting, PPC, SEO Ireland, Search Engine Optimisation,". www.ilevel.ie.
  22. ^ "Evening Newspapers ABC June-Dec 2012 - Media and Marketing Consulting, PPC, SEO Ireland, Search Engine Optimisation,". ilevel.ie.
  23. ^ "Paid Newspapers - Republic of Ireland - Cork - Evening Echo - Jul to Dec 2013" (PDF). abc.org.uk. Audit Bureau of Circulations.
  24. ^ "Paid Newspapers - Republic of Ireland - Cork - Evening Echo - Jan to Jun 2014" (PDF). abc.org.uk. Audit Bureau of Circulations.
  25. ^ "Paid Newspapers - Republic of Ireland - Cork - Evening Echo - Jul to Dec 2014" (PDF). abc.org.uk. Audit Bureau of Circulations.
  26. ^ "Paid Newspapers - Republic of Ireland - Cork - Evening Echo - Jan to Jun 2015" (PDF). abc.org.uk. Audit Bureau of Circulations.
  27. ^ "Paid Newspapers - Republic of Ireland - Cork - Evening Echo - Jul to Dec 2015" (PDF). abc.org.uk. Audit Bureau of Circulations.
  28. ^ "Paid Newspapers - Republic of Ireland - Cork - Evening Echo - Jan to Jun 2016" (PDF). abc.org.uk. Audit Bureau of Circulations.
  29. ^ "Paid Newspapers - Republic of Ireland - Cork - Evening Echo - Jul to Dec 2016" (PDF). abc.org.uk. Audit Bureau of Circulations.
  30. ^ "Paid Newspapers - Republic of Ireland - Cork - Evening Echo - Jul to Dec 2017" (PDF). abc.org.uk. Audit Bureau of Circulations.
  31. ^ "Paid Newspapers - Republic of Ireland - Cork - Evening Echo - Jan to Jun 2018" (PDF). abc.org.uk. Audit Bureau of Circulations.
  32. ^ "Paid Newspapers - Republic of Ireland - Cork - Evening Echo - Jul to Dec 2018" (PDF). abc.org.uk. Audit Bureau of Circulations.
  33. ^ "Cork - Evening Echo - January to June 2019" (PDF). abc.org.uk. Retrieved 2019.
  34. ^ "Irish Newspaper Circulation Jan-June 2019 Island of Ireland Report". ilevel.ie. Retrieved 2019.

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