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Tuesday 23 April 2019

Thanks to our readers, we remain Ireland's favourite every day

Thanks to our readers, the Irish Independent remains the best-selling newspaper in the country.. Stock picture
Thanks to our readers, the Irish Independent remains the best-selling newspaper in the country.. Stock picture

Thanks to our readers, the Irish Independent remains the best-selling newspaper in the country.

The latest newspaper sales figures show Independent News and Media titles continue to dominate the market, with almost one million newspapers sold every week.

The figures cover the period when the Irish Independent launched its redesign, which has proved popular with our readers.

According to ABC figures from July to December 2018, the Irish Independent leads the quality daily newspaper market, with a daily circulation of 83,900 copies, accounting for 48.2pc of all sales in that sector, more than the 'Irish Times' on 58,131 copies and 'Irish Examiner' on 25,419 combined.

'The Times Ireland Edition' had a print circulation of just 6,645, down 34pc year on year. As a result, the Irish Independent and the 'Irish Times' both increased their market shares.

The audited figures show the Irish Independent, 'Sunday Independent' and 'Sunday World' all top their market areas.

In the quality Sunday market, the 'Sunday Independent' continues to be Ireland's highest-selling newspaper with 152,417 copies, or 62.7pc of the quality Sunday market share - well over twice that of the 'Sunday Times'.

In the popular Sunday market, the 'Sunday World' also continues to be the highest-selling newspaper with 123,095 per week, equalling 45pc of all papers sold in the popular market each Sunday.

'The Herald' is Dublin's best-selling paper, holding 15.7pc of the daily popular market with 27,709 sales.

The figures confirm the Irish Independent, 'Sunday Independent', 'Sunday World' and 'The Herald' achieved circulations on average of 965,473 copies per week.

We thank all our readers for their continued trust and faith in our quality journalism.

Irish Independent

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