Monday 26 November 2018

Sunday Tribune joins British Newspaper Archive

The Sunday Tribune is the latest Irish newspaper to join the online British Newspaper Archive (BNA).

The title started out as a tabloid in 1980, and became a broadsheet with a colour supplement in its second year. It switched back to tabloid format before closing in February 2011.

It wasn't an easy 21 years, with funding problems, a short term closure, and a turnstile on the editor's door, but was one of Ireland's most successful titles during the 1980s.

The planned BNA holding will span 1986 to 2005. It is currently complete from 1993 to 2005, excepting editions published in 2004.

With this addition, the BNA now holds 161 Irish historical titles, and the same database is shared with FindMyPast's newspaper collection.