Next weekend the Sunday Tribune crosses a new frontier with a brand new concept in Irish newspapers – the first quality Sunday newspaper in compact format.

In your new-look Sunday Tribune you will find the same credible journalism of integrity that we cherish. But we are now matching our agenda-setting writing with a design for a new generation.

The recession has been a difficult time for many newspapers, including the Sunday Tribune. We have adapted and survived. We are investing in the future with our move to a modern print format.

The new-look Sunday Tribune is an elegant full- colour publication with a separate sports section and a glossy magazine.

In Tribune Magazine, broadcaster Tom Dunne joins our eclectic team to cast a whimsical eye over proceedings.

We are expanding our Arts coverage and developing our books section to match our substantial investment in film and music.

Our Editorial pages, which enlighten the news agenda with provocative opinions, have undergone a radical redesign. In this environment, writers like Shane Coleman, Michael Clifford, David Kenny, Una Mullally and Diarmuid Doyle offer thought-provoking analysis of the big issues.

In News, our journalists are committed to the highest standards in revealing secret power and breaking influential stories.

In Pictures, our award-winning photographer Mark Condren illuminates, informs and entertains.

In Sport, opinion-formers like Neil Francis, Liam Hayes and Malachy Clerkin get under the skin of the big games.

And in Business, the movers and shakers in Irish economic life are chronicled and probed by Neil Callanan, Jon Ihle, Ian Guider and Eamon Quinn. Online at we offer a comprehensive comment facility to hear what you think.

We believe strongly in the importance of inspirational and intelligent Irish journalism. We are putting our best foot forward with the quality compact Sunday Tribune. We hope you like it.

Nóirín Hegarty