THE Fingal Independent is proud to this week mark Local Newspaper Week, to celebrate the key role this title and so many others across the country continue to play in the lives of so many.
In common with more than 50 other local newspapers in Ireland - with a combined readership of more than 450,000 people - we are carrying a special 16-page pull-out supplement on our industry, which also features interviews with several well-known personalities (on both a local and national scale), who tell how their local papers continue to be essential reading. We as an industry are constantly facing new challenges and adapting to meet new needs and desires of our readership, but we are going forward and our brands continue to be as strong as ever. That is thanks in no small part to the loyalty shown to us by so many regular readers on a weekly basis, so thank you for your continued support. We are pleased to ring you the best round-up of local news, pictures and sport this week and every week - and we look forward to doing so for countless more weeks to come! Happy reading.