Howlin concern over future of Wexford Echo newspapers

Issued 30 June 2017

Labour leader and Wexford TD Brendan Howlin, has expressed his concern that a provisional liquidator has been appointed to the published of Wexford’s four Echo newspapers.

Deputy Howlin said:

“It is clearly a cause of concern that such an important and longstanding newspaper group in Co. Wexford is now in provisional liquidation.

“Generations of Wexford people will have relied on the Echo newspapers to provide local information and a detailed commentary on local affairs.

“Unfortunately it seems that the printed media is under enormous pressure to survive. The demise of the Echo newspapers would be a significant blow to local community activity and information.

“Of course of most concern is the impact that this could have on 30 staff who have worked so diligently for the Echo Group, and I can only hope that they find some means of continuing to work in their occupation of choice.”