Advertising Rates and Info

Advertising Contacts


June Parke, Tyrone Courier, 58 Scotch Street, Dungannon BT70 1BD. Tel: 028 8772 2271 Email:


Phyllis Byrne, Midland Tribune, Main Street, Birr, Co Offaly. Tel: 05791 20003, Fax: 05791 20588 Email:


Richard Stratton, 20 Railway Rd, Coleraine, BT52 1PD, Tel: 028 70343344.


Rates are specific to each publication and are detailed in the advertising page of each publication.

Web Advertising:

To advertise on any Alpha Newspaper Group web page please contact for information and advertising rates.

Why advertise in an Alpha Local Paid-For Weekly?


Local paid-for newspapers are the most trusted form of media.

Over 3 out of 4 readers spend more than 15 minutes reading their paid-for weekly newspaper.

More people read a local paid-for paper each week than any daily newspaper on any one day.

Local paid-for weekly newspapers have a large readership profile because the whole family read them. Each newspaper has many readers and each section targets different economic, social and age group. All Alpha Newspaper appeal to all sections of the community and are not biased.

Most people that read an Alpha newspaper don't read any other local paper, however most people who read other local newspapers read an Alpha newspaper as well. Why waste your advertising budget? - stay with the tried and tested - The Alpha Newspaper Group.


The local paid-for press is the best medium to use when looking for local people for local jobs.

51% of people turn to their local newspaper first when looking for a new job.

43% of people only consider jobs in their local area.

It's easy to apply for jobs through local newspapers.

People find local press recruitment sections easier to use than any other media.

Recruitment advertising in local paid-for papers gets the job done.

Your local paper - the effective and trusted environment for recruitment advertisers.

Even Recruitment agencies advertise in the local papers.

It is usually cheaper to advertise in a local paper than paying a large commission to a Recruitment agency.


Four out of five adults use their local paper to find out what's on at the cinema.

The regional press is the most-used source for film reviews.


53% of decision-makers source their company vehicles locally.

69% of the business community read the regional press.

54% of people travel 10 miles or less to buy a second-hand car.


When moving home, 62% of people relocate within a five-mile radius.
This illustrates a strong attachment to the local area. Local press is the relevant choice for property advertising.

43% of those planning on buying a house in the next year have been exposed to advertising in the regional press, double the number in any other medium.

The local press is perfectly placed for property advertising.
Almost one-in-five adults choose their local paper as their main source for this information, more than any other medium.

69% of the business community read the regional press making the local press a good place to advertise commercial property.



Recruitment Choice, The Newspaper Society. 2005
Consumers' Choice V, The Newspaper Society
Business Choice II, The Newspaper Society