The Dublin Journal George Faulkner 1733 - 1825

 The founder of The Dublin Journal was a George Faulkner born in Dublin in 1699 George Faulkner became an apprentice to printer Thomas Hume on Dame Street, Dublin. He completed his apprenticeship in London. On returning to Dublin, George set up a printing business with fellow printer James Hoey.  

The Dublin Journal was sometimes prefixed by "Faulkner's," or by "Faulkners Faulkner II was publisher into the early nineteenth century, but John Giffard purchased the paper in 1788. 
Giffard transformed the newspaper from a conservative paper focused on advertising "into an outright Orange news-sheet. Giffard...was in the pay of the Dublin Castle; a coarse, vulgar and insolent man, Giffard was regarded as the Protestant ascendancy's most vocal advocate" (Oram 40). Giffard even assaulted James Potts of Saunder's Newsletter because of their mutual dislike and spent time in prison. Despite these difficulties and Giffard's death in 1820, the paper continued into 1825 when it was merged with Irish Times.

Walter Thom became a joint owner in July 1817 (Benson 419).  Alexander Thom "helped run the paper until his father’s death in 1824" (Tilley in DNCJ, 623).  Under George Faulkner, the Dublin Journal" achieved new record levels of circulation" (Kelly 227).and Hoey" (during the 1700's). George Faulkner I passed away in 1775 and his nephew succeeded him; George

The Dublin Journal Newspaper Orientation:

 Conservative, independent (-1788); Orange