The Irish Examiner, like all media organisations worldwide, finds itself in uncharted territory as Covid-19 sweeps the globe.
Our first duty of care is to our staff.
We have already significantly reduced the volume of people working in our office and we have plans in place to produce a newspaper entirely remotely.
With remote working comes an enormous challenge for media.
Where ordinarily you might call across a desk to a colleague to amend a line, ask a question, or make an observation, we now put ourselves in the hands of digital communication tools and phones.
This inevitably makes the intricate operation of publishing a newspaper more difficult.
The Irish Examiner has a proud history of continuing to produce newspapers in difficult times.
In fact, since printing machinery was damaged by anti-Treaty IRA members evacuating Cork city in 1922, forcing the newspaper’s closure for three days, only twice have we failed to produce an edition.
Despite the spread of Covid-19, we will continue to produce a newspaper.
And if for any reason we cannot, we will produce a daily ePaper alongside our uninterrupted, rolling digital coverage.
That will mean adapting to the strange times we now live in.
Today, we wake up after a weekend in which there was virtually no sporting action, anywhere.
That means shifting our focus from live action to debate, and you will find plenty in our sport section in the main newspaper today.
Your favourite columnists will continue to write and we’ll keep you up to date with anything that moves.
News will inevitably be dominated by one issue, but our journalists are working hard to provide you with features, comment, opinions on all manner of subjects, and will seek out issues to write about, away from the spread of Covid-19.
Remember, we offer home delivery at no extra cost for those who want a newspaper delivered to their door. Visit newsdelivery.ie to find out more. You can download our e-Paper online or by downloading the Irish Examiner ePaper app.
We will continue to focus on disseminating facts, not rumours, at a time when the latter poses an enormous risk.
In these very difficult times, take care of yourselves and thank you for your continued support for our newspaper.
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