Local newspaper editor opens up about ‘scurrilous attack’ on his publication

Managing Editor of the Wicklow Times Shay Fitzmaurice has spoken publicly for the first time on what he described as a ‘scurrilous attack’ on his newspaper.

Last month the paper claimed that a ‘bogus organisation’ launched an attack on the publication, aimed at undermining its reputation.

It was reported that a number of editions of the Wicklow Times Newspaper were deliberately dumped in an area of woodland by unknown individuals, with subsequent letters sent to some of the paper’s advertisers in an attempt to undermine the publication.

Speaking for the first time since the allegations emerged, Mr Fitzmaurice outlined to Aengus Cox on East Coast FM’s Wicklow This Week programme that an investigation into the incident was ongoing.

He also revealed that following an offer of a €5,000 reward for information on the alleged fraud an individual had come forward and that that he was hopeful the investigation would reach a positive conclusion.

Listen back to the full clip on Wicklow This Week: bit.ly/1uJw0K4 

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