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The Sligo Champion is a weekly regional newspaper published every Tuesday in Sligo, Ireland. It is considered one of Ireland's leading regional newspapers.[2]

The Sligo Champion
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Typeweekly Newspaper
Owner(s)Independent News & Media
Editor-in-chiefPaul Deering
HeadquartersSligo, County Sligo, Ireland
CirculationNo longer ABC audited [1]

The Sligo Champion was founded in 1836. The first edition was published on 4 June 1836.[2] The newspaper contains local news about County Sligo and surrounding counties, including neighbouring parts of Counties Leitrim and Roscommon.

It was bought by Independent News & Media in 2008. In September 2011, The Sligo Champion celebrated its 175th birthday, attended by, among others, Communications Minister Pat Rabbitte.[2][3]


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  2. ^ a b c Harkin, Greg. "Still the reigning Champion after 175 great years". Irish Independent. 19 September 2011.
  3. ^ Pope, Conor. "Media merger shake-up planned". The Irish Times. 17 September 2011. "Communications minister Pat Rabbitte announced the move in Sligo this evening at an event to mark the 75th anniversary of the Sligo Champion".

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