Monday, 21 January 2019

British Newspaper Archive adds The Sunday World

The latest Irish title to join the online British Newspaper Archive is The Sunday World.

Unlikely to hold much genealogical treasure
When the paper launched in March 1973 it was Ireland's first tabloid newspaper, serving up the favourite fare – man-down-the-pub analysis alongside pics of scantily clad brunette divorcĂ©es – of people who hadn't mastered the folding of a broadsheet. Today, with lingerie snaps taking up slightly less space than they used to command, and with editions published in both Dublin and Belfast, it has become the biggest selling tabloid in Ireland.

Editions dating from 1987 to 2006 will ultimately make their way to the online database. So far, editions published up to 1996 are available to search.

The Sunday World is the 146th Irish newspaper to join the BNA database, which is shared in its entirety with sister company FindMyPast's Irish Newspaper Collection.