One of Ireland’s last remaining independently owned regional newspapers has been put up for sale.
The Mayo News was founded in 1892 and has been published weekly since then from its offices in Westport.
Staff at the paper were told it is being put on the market by owner Dermot Berry.
A total of 16 people are employed at newspaper, which has won a number of prestigious European design awards in recent years.
It’s understood an agent will be appointed to handle the sale process in the coming days.
Speaking to Midwest News today, managing editor of the Mayo News Neil O’Neill confirmed that the sale of the newspaper has been announced, and says it’s the start of a process.
There will be no disruption to production of the paper during the sale process and The Mayo News will continue to be published every Tuesday.
Mr O’Neill said staff are looking forward to a new chapter in the history of the Mayo News.