There are exciting times ahead for the “Tipperary Star”.
As and from next week we will be changing from our current broadsheet format to a brand new compact design which will be bumper filled with even more news, views and sport.
The broadsheet format has served us very well since our formation over one hundred and three years ago - in September 1909 - when our founder, Mr. Edward Long, conceived the idea of starting a newspaper in Thurles.
Mr. Long pledged at the time to “cater, however, unworthily, for weekly journalistic needs and to provide, to some extent, the literary refreshment of Kickham’s County”.
Edward Long fulfilled his pledge and was said by the noted historian, the late Co. Librarian, Mr. J.C. Hayes, to have left to the people of Thurles “a splendid legacy, the “Tipperary Star” of today”.
The paper has evolved over the years, adapting to modern design, and it is with this in mind that we now move to a newspaper which, we believe, will be “easier to take up, harder to put down”.
This is the final broadsheet edition of the “Tipperary Star” but our new compact, in tandem with our new website and use of social media, will continue to bring to our loyal readers the very best of updated news, views and sport as well as comprehensive coverage of business developments, farm news, court reports, arts and entertainment updates, and much much more.
To celebrate over 100 years of the broadsheet format, we this week published on page 2 a snapshot of front pages from over the last century, detailing the highs and lows of life in County Tipperary.
We believe that our new compact edition is a very worthy successor to the design which has served us so well for so many decades and that you, the reader, will welcome it as a progressive step forward in meeting the demands of today’s modern world.