The Rupert Murdoch owned News UK & Ireland is to acquire full ownership of the Smurfit Kappa print plant based in Co. Meath.

A number of well-known titles including The Sun, The Sunday Times and The Daily Mail are printed at the site in the Kells Business Park.

News UK & Ireland says its current print contract with Smurfit Kappa is entering its final phase and this agreement will secure its route to the Irish market going forward.