Irelands biggest selling daily newspaper the Irish Independent’s circulation has fallen below 100,000 copies per day for the first time according to the latest Audit Bureau of Circulations (ABC) figures which were released on Thursday last, February 16th.
These report that daily newspaper circulation for the second half of last year (July to December 2016) declined by 8.4% compared with the same period in 2015 and were 6% down on the on the first six months of 2016.
Circulation for the main Irish daily broadsheet newspapers are as follows:
Irish Independent 97,104 (print) 1,941 (digital)
Irish Times 66,251 (print) 13,176 (digital)
Other daily newspapers in Ireland had the following circulation:
The Sun 58,531
Irish Daily Star 45,396
Irish Daily Mail 41,149
The Herald 40,847
Daily Mirror 35,767
Evening Echo 10,270
The Times 2,764
Daily Express 2,573
Daily Telegraph 2,336
Financial Times 2,336
The Irish Times gained more than 5,000 digital subscriptions over this period.
The Sunday Independent holds the position of Ireland’s most popular Sunday Newspaper with a circulation of 191,594, while overall Sunday figures were also down 8.4% year on year.
Circulation for Sunday Newspapers in Ireland in the six months to December 2016 was as follows:
Sunday Independent 191,594
Sunday World 149,481
Sunday Times 78,658
Mail on Sunday 74,758
The Sun (Sunday) 56,066
Sunday Business Post 30,244
Irish Sunday Mirror 24,314
Daily Star Sunday 15,775
The People 9,421
The Observer 4,543
Sunday Express 3,008
Sunday Telegraph 1,941
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