In 1981 The Irish Press newspaper celebrates 50 years in production.

To the next 50 years.

This RTÉ News report shows The Irish Press Editor Tim Pat Coogan and Controlling Director Major Vivion de Valera in the control room of the newspaper setting the printing machines in motion. As the newspapers come off the press they inspect the special anniversary edition.

While it may be a time for celebration, work at the newspaper carries on as normal. 

This footage was broadcast as part of an RTÉ News report on 5 September 1981.

The Irish Press was founded by Éamon de Valera and first published on 5 September 1931. 

The Irish Press Offices (1968)
The Irish Press Offices (1968)