“Early in 1794 [Editor, Rev. Denis] Driscol was prosecuted for one of his sallies, found guilty of libel, and sentenced to two years' imprisonment. The government tried to escape some of the responsibility for this prosecution by allowing it to be initiated by Rev. F. Archer, formerly a close friend of Driscol's...The Dublin Evening Post, however, was able to demolish this pretense by showing that almost every member of the jury was in government employment at the time. In February 1797, Driscol told the readers of the Gazette that another prosecution had begun against him; and a few months later a notice in the paper announced that 'after seven years devotion of his time to advocacy of sound, just and constitutional principles', he would have to cease publication. This was one of the rare occasions that a newspaper was in a position to forecast its own disappearance”
(Inglis, The Freedom of the Press in Ireland: 1784-1841).