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Lá Nua
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Lá Nua front page Wednesday 18 July 2007
Type Daily newspaper
Format Tabloid
Publisher Belfast Media Group
Editor Dónall Mac Giolla Chóill
Founded 1984
Language Irish
Ceased publication December 2008 (announced)
Headquarters Teach Basil, 2 Hannahstown Hill, Belfast BT17 0LT
Official website

Lá Nua (meaning 'New Day') was an Irish language daily newspaper based in Belfast. It was the first daily newspaper in Ireland to be published in Irish. Lá Nua belonged to the Belfast Media Group, and is sister paper of The Andersonstown News.

Established in the 1980s it developed from a broadsheet format to a European tabloid size. With a print circulation of a few thousand and an active website, Lá Nua catered for the Irish language community throughout the island and abroad. It had a range of supplements, including Arts, Education, Sport, Business and Entertainment.

It had five editors, including founders Gearóid Ó Cairealláin and Eoghan Ó Néill, Ciarán Ó Pronntaigh, Concubhar Ó Liatháin and finally Dónall Mac Giolla Chóill (Feb-Dec 2008).

In October 2008, it was announced that the newspaper would cease publication at the end of 2008. Foras na Gaeilge agreed not to further fund the paper due to its insufficient circulation and availability. The final issue was published on 19 December 2008.

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