Newstalk to broadcast from Limerick’s Savoy Hotel to back the Leader

Alan Owens

Reporter:

Alan Owens

NEWSTALK’S Tom Dunne is to broadcast his show live from the Savoy Hotel this Tuesday morning as part of Local Newspaper Week– and members of the public have been invited along.

NEWSTALK’S Tom Dunne is to broadcast his show live from the Savoy Hotel this Tuesday morning as part of Local Newspaper Week– and members of the public have been invited along.

Limerick Leader editor Alan English will be among the guests appearing on the show, and Tom Dunne has issued an invitation to local people to come and meet him.

“Guests will include comedian and actor Pat Shortt and our resident agony aunt Mary MacEvoy will be offering up some pearls of wisdom,” said Tom Dunne.

“We’ll also have some live music from a mystery musical act,” he added.

Newstalk are supporting Local Newspaper Week, which runs until Friday and aims to celebrate local newspapers and the important role they play.

Over 50 weekly paid-for titles are participating in the week, which has been co-ordinated by the Regional Newspapers and Printers Association of Ireland (RNPAI) and National Newspapers of Ireland (NNI Local and Regional).

A 16 page supplement will be carried with the Limerick Leader this week, as well as other participating titles - a total of 470,000 copies across some 50 titles.

A number of events are to take place in Limerick, including a coffee morning in the White House this Thursday at 10.30am, organised by the Limerick Leader in aid of the Simon Community.

Again, members of the public are welcome to come along and support a good cause.

Alan English said: “It’s great that Local Newspaper Week is being celebrated in such a high profile way and I’m looking forward to the chat with Tom Dunne on Newstalk.

“At the Leader we employ a talented and dedicated team of journalists and photographers who, I think, do a terrific job in keeping Limerick people informed,” he continued.

“Sometimes people can take their local newspaper for granted, but every good local paper really needs the support of the local community.”

To kick off the week, a Local Newspaper Symposium was held in DCU last Thursday. Ashley Highfield, CEO of Johnston Press –which owns the Limerick Leader – was one of the keynote speakers.