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Fionnan Sheahan accuses Vincent Browne of bias against Independent Newspapers
Fionnan Sheahan accuses Vincent Browne of bias against Independent Newspapers
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Irish Independent Park Progress
Irish Independent Park Progress
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Cian Bohane Showcases Irish Independent Park
Cian Bohane Showcases Irish Independent Park
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Vincent Browne No More Irish Independent
Vincent Browne No More Irish Independent
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2015 Irish Independent Laurels Final
2015 Irish Independent Laurels Final
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Irish Independent Irish Laurels Semi Finals
Irish Independent Irish Laurels Semi Finals
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Irish Independent Report on Universal Royalty Beauty Pageant
Irish Independent Report on Universal Royalty Beauty Pageant
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2004 Irish Independent Arkle Challenge Trophy Chase
2004 Irish Independent Arkle Challenge Trophy Chase
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The Irish Independent Android News App Review - The Irish Independent Newspaper
The Irish Independent Android News App Review - The Irish Independent Newspaper
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Gardaí Break Glass Which Injures Woman, The Irish Independent Sides With Gardaí
Gardaí Break Glass Which Injures Woman, The Irish Independent Sides With Gardaí
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Irish Independent and Sunday Independent iPad Edition
Irish Independent and Sunday Independent iPad Edition
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Irish Independent My1000Hours 5k/10k in association with Berocca Fun Times
Irish Independent My1000Hours 5k/10k in association with Berocca Fun Times
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Frank Connolly 8: Sam Smyth (Irish Independent) interview by Eamon Dunphy Newstalk 14 December 2005
Frank Connolly 8: Sam Smyth (Irish Independent) interview by Eamon Dunphy Newstalk 14 December 2005
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Monaghan Music & Piano Centre - SFA 2014 - Irish Independent
Monaghan Music & Piano Centre - SFA 2014 - Irish Independent
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VIDEO: Irish Independent Park hosts Wolfhounds v Saxons
VIDEO: Irish Independent Park hosts Wolfhounds v Saxons
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Katie Taylor wins The Irish Independent/Croke Park Hotel Sports Star of the Year Award 2014
Katie Taylor wins The Irish Independent/Croke Park Hotel Sports Star of the Year Award 2014
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Irish Independent "Choices"
Irish Independent "Choices"
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Midleton RFC  U11
Midleton RFC U11's at Irish Independent Park Cork
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2000 Irish Independent Arkle Challenge Trophy Chase
2000 Irish Independent Arkle Challenge Trophy Chase
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Project for The Irish Independent - Lineout IMagazine
Project for The Irish Independent - Lineout IMagazine
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Saturday
Saturday's Irish Independent Jan 10th: Travel Special and Free Flights
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2002 Irish Independent Arkle Challenge Trophy Chase
2002 Irish Independent Arkle Challenge Trophy Chase
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All Ireland Marketing Champion 2014 John Teeling. Sponsor Geoff Lyons, Irish Independent
All Ireland Marketing Champion 2014 John Teeling. Sponsor Geoff Lyons, Irish Independent
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irish independent posters cninese uni. classroom ningbo institute of technology zhejiang university
irish independent posters cninese uni. classroom ningbo institute of technology zhejiang university
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Mistletoe 2014. An Imag for The Irish Independent
Mistletoe 2014. An Imag for The Irish Independent
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Screen Producers Ireland | Irish Independent Productions Slideshow
Screen Producers Ireland | Irish Independent Productions Slideshow
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2003 Irish Independent Arkle Challenge Trophy Chase
2003 Irish Independent Arkle Challenge Trophy Chase
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Project for The Irish Independent
Project for The Irish Independent 'Lineout' IMagazine
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♥ Cian O
♥ Cian O'Connor and Irish Independent Echo Beach
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Project for The Irish Independent
Project for The Irish Independent 'Lineout' IMagazine
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Sundays Well RFC U11 vs CBC Irish Independent Park, Cork -  30th Jan 2015
Sundays Well RFC U11 vs CBC Irish Independent Park, Cork - 30th Jan 2015
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Irish Independent My1000Hours 5k/10k in association with Berocca
Irish Independent My1000Hours 5k/10k in association with Berocca
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Irish Independent - Irish Women Writers
Irish Independent - Irish Women Writers
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Pippa O
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A great interview with twins Liam and Ger for The Irish Independent Mothers and Babies IMag
A great interview with twins Liam and Ger for The Irish Independent Mothers and Babies IMag
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Temple Street Childrens Hospital visit, The Irish Independent, Mothers and Babies
Temple Street Childrens Hospital visit, The Irish Independent, Mothers and Babies
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Project for The Irish Independent
Project for The Irish Independent 'Lineout' IMagazine
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Dail Eireann
Dail Eireann 'has declared Independence', Irish Independent Jan. 1919.
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Irish Independent Coverage of ARAN
Irish Independent Coverage of ARAN's Stop Yulin Dog Meat Festival 2015
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Irish Independent Rolling Back The Years.mpg
Irish Independent Rolling Back The Years.mpg
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You Are Not Alone - FREE CD with the Irish Independent
You Are Not Alone - FREE CD with the Irish Independent
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Irish Independent- Irish Lives
Irish Independent- Irish Lives
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First Ever Irish Independent Film Festival
First Ever Irish Independent Film Festival
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Irish Independent Choices
Irish Independent Choices
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Project for The Irish Independent
Project for The Irish Independent 'Lineout' IMagazine
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IrishWhiskeyMuseum Irish Independent Interview
IrishWhiskeyMuseum Irish Independent Interview
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Karl Henry
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Stephen Moran on The Golf at 40! For Volkswagen Irish Independent imag
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Irish Independent Report on Benjy Rescue 2014
Irish Independent Report on Benjy Rescue 2014
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Irish Independent
Irish Independent logo.jpg
Broadsheet version of the Irish Independent, 24 November 2005
Type Daily newspaper
Format compact
Owner(s) Independent News & Media
Editor Fionnan Sheahan
Founded 1905
(replaced Daily Irish Independent)
Political alignment Populist
Conservative
Headquarters Talbot Street, Dublin
Website www.independent.ie

The Irish Independent is the flagship publication of Independent News & Media (INM) and Ireland's largest-selling daily newspaper. It habitually includes glossy magazines.[1]

It is a sister of the broadsheet Sunday Independent. The Irish Independent is available on the Irish Newspaper Archives website up to 2004 you will only find "Black-And-White" microfilm pages but since 2005 the pages of the Irish Independent online in colour.

Since May 2012, the Irish Independent has been controlled by billionaire Denis O'Brien after O'Brien acquired a majority shareholding of parent company. In January 2008, at the same time as completing the purchase Today FM (Ireland's last national radio station independent of O'Brien and state broadcaster RTÉ), O'Brien increased his INM shareholding to become that company's second-biggest shareholder behind Tony O'Reilly, whom he ousted just over four years later.[2] Traditionally a broadsheet newspaper, it introduced an additional compact size in 2004 and in December 2012 (following O'Brien's takeover) it was announced that the newspaper would become compact only.[3]

History[edit]

First issue of the Irish Independent

The Irish Independent was formed in 1905 as the direct successor to the Daily Irish Independent, an 1890s pro-Parnellite newspaper, and was launched by William Martin Murphy, a controversial Irish nationalist businessman, staunch anti-Parnellite and fellow townsman of Parnell's most venomous opponent, Bantry's Timothy Michael Healy.[4]

During the 1913 Lockout of workers, in which Murphy was the leading figure among the employers, the Irish Independent vigorously sided with its owner's interests, publishing news reports and opinion pieces hostile to the strikers, expressing confidence in the unions' defeat and launching personal attacks on the leader of the strikers, James Larkin. The Irish Independent described the 1916 Easter Rising as "insane and criminal" and famously called for the shooting of its leaders.[5] In December 1919, during the Irish War of Independence, a group of twenty IRA men destroyed the printing works of the paper, angered at its criticism of the Irish Republican Army's attacks on members of the Dublin Metropolitan Police and British government officials.[6] In 1924, the traditional nationalist newspaper, the Freeman's Journal, merged with the Irish Independent.

For most of its history, the Irish Independent (also called simply the Independent or, more colloquially, the Indo) was seen as a nationalist, Catholic, anti-Communist, newspaper,[7] which gave its political allegiance to the Pro-Treaty party Cumann na nGaedheal and later its successor party, Fine Gael.[7] During the Spanish Civil War, the Irish Independent's coverage was strongly pro-Franco; the paper criticized the De Valera government for not intervening on behalf of the Spanish Nationalists.[8]

In the 1970s, it was taken over by former Heinz chairman Tony O'Reilly. Under his leadership, it became a more populist, market liberal newspaper—populist on social issues, but economically right-wing. By the mid-nineties its allegiance to Fine Gael had ended. In the 1997 general election, it endorsed Fianna Fáil under a front page editorial, entitled "It's Payback Time". While it suggested its headline referred to the fact that the election offered a chance to "pay back" politicians for their failings, its opponents suggested that the "payback" actually referred to its chance to get revenge for the refusal of the Rainbow Coalition to award the company a mobile phone licence.[9]

In late 2004, Independent Newspapers moved from their traditional home in Middle Abbey Street to a new office, "Independent House" in Talbot Street, with the printing facilities already relocated to the Citywest business park near Tallaght.

On 27 September 2005, a fortnight after the paper published its centenary edition, it was announced that editor Vinnie Doyle would step down after 24 years in the position. He was replaced by Gerry O'Regan, who had until then been editor of the Irish Independent‍ '​s sister paper, the Evening Herald. The newspaper's previous editor Stephen Rae was also formerly editor of the Evening Herald and was appointed editor in September 2012. Fionnan Sheahan was appointed editor in January 2015.[10]

Denis O'Brien successfully acquired a majority shareholding the newspaper parent company INM in May 2012.

New Irish Writing and Hennessy Award[edit]

Since 2011, the Irish Independent has been the home of New Irish Writing (and its associated Hennessy Award),[11] which was originally established by David Marcus in 1969 in the Irish Press and appeared in the Sunday Tribune from 1988 to 2011. The New Irish Writing Page is "the longest-running creative writing feature of its kind in any Irish or British newspaper".[12][13]

Exam Brief[edit]

The Irish Independent, in cooperation with the Institute of Education, produces Exam Brief, a yearly six-part supplement dedicated to preparation for Leaving and Junior Certificate exams.[14] This supplement is published in February, March and April each year.

Related papers and concerns[edit]

Excluding The Sun and the Daily Mirror, most of the content of which are produced in the United Kingdom, the Independent Group owns just over 67% of Irish daily newspapers.[15] INM-owned or partly owned titles have 58% of the newspaper market on Sunday.[citation needed] With the closure of the Evening Press, the Independent‍ '​s Evening Herald is now the only Irish national evening newspaper. Another sister paper is the Sunday Independent.

Other newspapers in the Independent News & Media group include the Daily Star (Irish edition), the Sunday World, many local Irish newspapers, as well as newspapers in Australia and South Africa.

The Independent News and Media Group had a major share in the Sunday Tribune, a Sunday broadsheet before its closure in 2011.

The Independent News & Media Group has been accused of holding an "unhealthy dominance" of the Irish newspaper market,[16] all the more so since the demise of the Irish Press, Evening Press and Sunday Press newspapers published by the Irish Press Group in 1995.

The Independent News and Media Group also owns online business directory site Your Local that provides local business information on approximately 100,000 Irish businesses.

Circulation[edit]

According to the Audit Bureau of Circulations, Ireland, the average daily circulation, of the Irish Independent was down to 125,986 for the period January to June 2012. This represented a fall in circulation of 6% on a year-on-year basis.[17] Circulation then further declined to 123,981 for the period July to December 2012. This represented a fall in circulation of 5% on a year-on-year basis.[18]

Circulation further declined to 112,383 copies per day in H1 2014.[19]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Who is the greatest Irish footballer of all – see if you agree with our choice". Irish Independent. 30 November 2012. Retrieved 30 November 2012. The Legends is the third glossy magazine and iMag produced by the Irish Independent in just over a week after ‘The Gathering’ publication and our ‘Mistletoe’ Christmas special. 
  2. ^ Hancock, Ciarán (12 January 2008). "O'Brien seals €200m deal for Emap's three Irish radio outlets". The Irish Times. Archived from the original on 1 June 2015. 
  3. ^ "A message from the editor to you, our reader". Irish Independent. 21 December 2012. Retrieved 15 April 2013. 
  4. ^ Andy Bielenberg, Entrepreneurship, Power, and Public Opinion in Ireland; The career of William Martin Murphy.
  5. ^ Easter Rising newspaper archive—from the BBC History website
  6. ^ "Following a report on the assassination of the Lord Lieutenant...the IRA attacked the offices of the (Irish Independent) the following day." Ian Kenneally, The Paper Wall: Newspapers and Propaganda in Ireland 1919-1921. Dublin, Collins Press. 2008, ISBN 1905172583 (p.105).
  7. ^ a b "During the Free State Period, the Independent was characterized by a triumphalist strain of Catholicism, virulent anti-Communism and support for the Pro-Treaty Party." Fearghal McGarry, "Irish Newspapers and the Spanish Civil War", Irish Historical Studies, Vol. 33, No. 129 (May 2002), pp. 68-90.
  8. ^ Fearghal McGarry, "Irish Newspapers and the Spanish Civil War", Irish Historical Studies, Vol. 33, No. 129 (May 2002), pp. 68-90.
  9. ^ Irish Examiner archives—O’Reilly ‘took revenge in editorial’
  10. ^ http://www.independent.ie/business/media/inm-appoints-two-new-editors-to-irish-independent-and-sunday-independent-30894485.html
  11. ^ Vanessa O'Loughlin, "New Irish Writing", Writing.ie.
  12. ^ "Your chance to join the ranks of our best writers". Independent.ie. 
  13. ^ "New home for New Irish Writing and the Hennessy Award", Writing4all.ie.
  14. ^ "Exam Brief". Irish Independent. Retrieved 5 March 2011. [dead link]
  15. ^ Irish Examiner archives—O’Reilly's global empire still built on print’
  16. ^ "Dáil Éireann - Volume 432 - 10 June, 1993 - Mergers, Take-overs and Monopolies (Control) Act, 1978 (Section 2) Order, 1993: Motion.". oireachtas.ie. 
  17. ^ "Irish Morning Newspaper ABC Circulations, Jan-June 2012 - SEO Ireland, Search Engine Optimisation, Media and Marketing Consulting". ilevel.ie. 
  18. ^ "Morning Newspapers ABC July-Dec 2012 - SEO Ireland, Search Engine Optimisation, Media and Marketing Consulting". ilevel.ie. 
  19. ^ http://www.ilevel.ie/media-blog/print/morning-newspaper-circulation-jan-june-2014

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