Irish Post celebrates anniversary relaunch with 'thank you' issue

The Irish Post is celebrating its one-year anniversary since returning to the newsstands with a special “thank you” edition this week.

The newspaper for Irish people in the UK was relaunched last October by London-based, Cork businessman Elgin Loane.

It had been closed down by former owners Thomas Crosbie Holdings in August 2011.

This week’s 64-page issue features contributions from Irish Ambassador Bobby McDonagh and X-Factor judge Louis Walsh, as well as recapping on the paper’s biggest news stories of the year.

The lead story celebrates the paper’s successful fundraising campaign to buy a £28,000 minibus for British-based Irish charity the Aisling Project.

“We are absolutely delighted that our one year back on the streets coincided with us hitting our fund-raising target for the Aisling charity,” said chief executive Niamh Kelly.

“It illustrates why The Post is such an important part of life for Irish people in Britain.

“We’d like to take this opportunity to thank everyone from the Irish community – and our friends in Britain – who have supported us during the last year.”

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