Scots newspaper launches for Irish diaspora

A FREE monthly newspaper has been launched in Scotland, aimed at the Irish diaspora.

The Irish Voice was unveiled last night and will be distributed free at football, cultural and other events that can be expected to attract a large Irish, or of Irish descent, crowd.

The editorial team are Gerard Gough and Dan McGinty, both of the Scottish Catholic Observer, and its publisher is freelance journalist, Mary McGinty (pictured), who currently writes for the Scottish Catholic Observer, the Catholic newspaper, The Universe, and the monthly official journal of the Archdiocese of Glasgow, Flourish.

Says a media release announcing the launch: “The Irish Voice… seeks to give the Irish community a definitive voice in Scotland’s multicultural society. The publication, while including a wealth of news and features, will also include contributions from all sectors of the Irish community in Scotland, including dance, music groups, Irish language groups, the Gaelic Athletic Association and much more. Community groups can be assured of full involvement in The Irish Voice.

“The newspaper has received the backing of many within the Irish community in Scotland and we hope that many more will support us in our endeavours to better represent the Irish community here in Scotland through The Irish Voice.”

Pic: Bill Heaney.