On September 18, 1951 The Irish Times of the day was a most unusual one. It was only four pages of content, owing to a fire which destroyed about a third of the companies premises on Westmoreland Street. Below is the front page of the paper which I picked up recently. Note the side column entitled ‘They all offered to help’ detailing the manner in which other Dublin based publications offered assistance to get the paper out on the 18th. It was an incredible display of the work ethic and attitude of the paper that on September 18 1951, one could still purchase The Irish Times from their local vender.
Click on the image to enlarge it. The paper was quite fragile so I didn’t wish to scan it.