ABC Results January to June 2017

Recently published Audit Bureau of Circulations (ABC)  figures for January to June 2017  show that the Irish print newspaper market declined once again in the first half of the year. The daily market declined 9.3 per cent year-on-year, with 422,415 copies sold on an average day. Sales in the Sunday market fell 7.6 per cent, with 618,866 newspapers now sold each Sunday.

Interestingly all three leading Irish Newspapers saw a drop in their circulation figures during the last period. The average daily print circulation of The Irish Times was 62,423 down 13% on the same period in 2016, this fall has been linked to the papers withdrawal from Britain. While the Irish Independent had a print circulation of 94,502, down 8 per cent. During the same period, the Irish Examiner saw its circulation drop 8.5% to 28,338.

Below are the ABC circulation results for January to June 2017.


  • Irish Independent - 94,502
  • The Irish Times - 62,423
  • Irish Examiner - 28,338


  • The Irish Sun - 55,676
  • Irish Daily Star - 50,469
  • The Irish Daily Mail - 41,027
  • The Herald - 39,093
  • Irish Daily Mirror - 34,088

Sunday Newspapers

  • Sunday Independent - 185,080
  • Sunday World - 143,503
  • The Sunday Times -79,751
  • The Irish Mail on Sunday - 75,117
  • Sun on Sunday - 52,142
  • The Sunday Business Post - 30,202
  • Irish Sunday Mirror - 22,903

Weekly Newspapers 

  • Irish Farmers Journal - 63,430

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