Tribune editor slams 'shameless act of commercial vandalism'

The Editor of the Sunday Tribune has expressed her shock at the use of the paper's image by a rival newspaper.

The Editor of the Sunday Tribune has expressed her shock at the use of the paper's image by a rival newspaper.

Copies of the Mail on Sunday have gone on sale this morning, with a front page that appears to be the Sunday Trubune, but when opened, reveals to actually be the Mail on Sunday.

A receiver was appointed to the Tribune last Tuesday and the company now has just four weeks to find an investor.

Noirin Hegarty said: "I am appalled and shocked that another newspaper would stoop so low to plagiarise a front page lookalike of the Sunday Tribune with the naked ambition of gaining extra circulation.

"The Mail On Sunday has shown in this act that it will leave no stone unturned in the race to the bottom.

"The Tribune management and stafff and indeed Jim Luby the Receiver are working flat out in the hope of keeping the newspaper afloat. We are talking about 43 jobs in Ireland here, not extra remuneration for Associated Newspapers back in the UK.

"This attempt at burial of a still alive corpse and grave robbing by the Mail Group is a shameless act of commercial vandalism and I would beseech the fair-minded Irish Sunday newspaper audience to fight back by refusing to buy its titles."

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