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Independent.ie hits milestone

ONLINE news site Independent.ie has reached half a billion page impressions so far this year.

The country's top news website also highlighted its key position within the market with over 9m unique users in July alone. Peak access to online content begins at 8.30am, with 67pc of those obtaining news coming from within Ireland.

The site, which currently employs 40 staff, is also benefiting from ongoing investment from its parent Independent News & Media and its digital first and one-newsroom strategy.

"These figures clearly demonstrate we are now Ireland's number one online news site and the 'go to' source for breaking news from business, sport and entertainment," said Fiona O'Carroll (inset), Independent.ie managing director.