Pressing times for Irish newspapers

By David Murphy, Business Editor The unusual deal to save the newspapers and radio stations forming part of the Irish Examiner group shines a light into the core of the troubled newspaper industry. Most revealing were the figures at the Sunday Business Post, now in examinership. The newspaper had revenue of €15.6m in 2007, but by last year it had collapsed to €7.4m. Weekly circulation dropped from 53,000 in 2007 to 39,000 in 2012. Its problems are not unique. Irish …