It is with deep sadness and regret that the owners and staff of The Clare People announce that the newspaper has printed its last edition. Since June 2005 we have strived to deliver a quality product to the people of Clare every single Tuesday morning without fail. This we have done in the midst of severe economic and technological headwinds. However today’s edition of August 13, 2019 is our last.
Unfortunately our newspaper cannot continue to sustain the losses we have incurred in delivering a quality product to the people of Clare on a weekly basis in the face of consistently declining circulation and advertising revenues. As a consequence of the rapid impact of the internet and free online platforms, the marketplace for quality local newspapers has changed fundamentally.
This is a sad day for staff and all who have been part of The Clare People journey. We are immensely proud of the contribution of all our journalists, photographers, sales and marketing teams, admin and office staff have made to our county, our culture and our people for so long.
We would like to thank our loyal readers and all those who have supported us for the past fourteen years. We deeply appreciated that support.