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The Mail on Sunday
Member Name: kenjohn
The Mail on Sunday
Advantages: Easy to read. Good sports coverage.
Disadvantages: Too many articles about minor celebrities.
I often buy the Mail On Sunday when I need a tabloid size newspaper to read in my taxi when I'm out working.
My actual Sunday newspaper of choice is the Sunday Times, but it is far too big and bulky to handily read in the car, and in any case there's about a week's worth of reading in the Times, which you couldn't say for the Mail On Sunday.
The edition I buy here in Dublin is actually the "Irish" version. It's called the "Irish Mail On Sunday", and is produced and edited in the Mail's Irish offices right here in Ballsbridge, Dublin.
A lot of the content is obviously taken straight from the UK edition, but there are a fair number of news items, articles and features that are of purely Irish interest.
I like their political slant. I know that in the UK the Mail is often viewed as a "conservative rag", but I don't think that really applies here in the Republic of Ireland, as they have been gunning for our current Prime Minister for the last couple of years. (They've rattled his cage quite nicely!!)
The Sports section is particularly good, especially their coverage of the footy, which I thoroughly enjoy.
One thing I dislike is the number of articles and interviews given over to major and minor celebrities. This seems to be a common trait in newspapers these days, and is a right royal pain in the a*se!
A magazine with the TV listings for the week is included, and for the past year or so they've been doing good promotions for free DVD's. I got myself a set of 12 adventure movies recently by collecting the mastheads. Mind you, they were all fairly obscure titles!
The price here in Ireland is 2 Euro. (I think!) Anyways, it's not *THAT* expensive that you have to think twice about buying it.
© KenJ December 2007
Summary: A fine newspaper at a reasonable price.