Limerick Leader is a weekly local
newspaper in Limerick, Ireland.
It was founded in 1889. The newspaper is
headquartered on O'Connell Street.
It had an average weekly circulation of 23,868 for the second half
of 2005, according to the Audit Bureau of Circulations
. The paper currently is
distributed in two editions, City and County, with the
selection of content differing between the two.
some shops in and around the city sell both editions.
The main competition for the newspaper are the freely distributed
The Limerick Leader
is owned by Limerick Leader Ltd
a holding company of
and who own
thirty-seven titles across Ireland.
Since the take over by the Johnston Press, the Limerick Leader has
pursued a more "tabloid" agenda concentrating on headlines designed
to shock and veering away from the more traditionally "Limerick
Pride" Agenda for which the paper was known over the years.