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About us

Global Reach

Independent News & Media PLC [INM] is a leading international newspaper and communications group, with its main interests in Australia, India, Ireland, New Zealand, South Africa and the United Kingdom. Spanning four continents, 10 major markets and 22 individual countries, INM has market-leading newspaper positions in Australia (regional), India, Indonesia, Ireland, New Zealand and South Africa. In the United Kingdom, it publishes the flagship national title, The Independent, as well as being the largest newspaper group in Northern Ireland.

Across these regions, the Group publishes over 200 newspaper and magazine titles, delivering a combined weekly circulation of over 33 million copies, with a weekly audience of over 100 million consumers and includes the world's largest read newspaper, Dainik Jagran, in India. The Group has established a strong and growing online presence, with over 100 editorial, classified and transactional sites.

The Group has grown consistently over the last 15 years by building a geographically unique and diverse portfolio of market-leading brands, and today manages gross assets of €4.4 billion, revenue of €1.9 billion and employs approximately 10,100 people worldwide.


Ireland is the headquarters of the Group. It is Ireland's leading media company, publishing five market leading national newspapers, 14 regional newspapers and one magazine. It is Ireland's largest newspaper and magazine wholesaler and distributor. Independent.ie is Ireland's leading online news portal.

Independent Digital

Independent Digital is the digital consumer division of Independent News & Media Group.

Independent Digital operates the digital resources of Independent News & Media Group, focussing on key online websites sites such as Independent.ie, Herald.ie, Findajob.ie, Globrix.ie, TheMeetingPoint.ie and Internet-Ireland.ie

Independent Digital operates 35 compelling and appealing digital properties, delivering over 30 million global page impressions.

Independent Digital is Ireland’s cutting edge digital publisher of quality-content consumer websites.


Our mission is to be the most relevant and trusted central point in every community we serve.


Independent Digital’s development strategy for its online business is one of evolution through innovative use of technology coupled with group synergies locally, regionally or across continents.

What we do

Independent Digital provides best in class content websites that offer a compelling and satisfying experience for our users, and offers advertisers and commercial partners measurable commercial benefits.

It is the ethos of Independent Digital to empower users, build communities and deliver quality results.

Attuned to global trends online, Independent Digital effectively uses and leverages the depth and reach of its sister companies to effect change right across the group.

Through the innovative uses of technology coupled with group synergies locally, regionally or across continents.


Independent.ie is the flagship brand of Independent Digital. Independent.ie provides up to the minute news content and services to a global audience. Leveraging core content from leading national newspapers such as the Irish Independent and Sunday Independent, as well as breaking news, regional news, entertainment guides and classifieds content from recruitment, property and motors Independent.ie is Ireland’s number one news and information portal.

Award nominations

Golden Spiders 2009

The eagerly awaited 2009 eircom Golden Spiders shortlist has been announced.

Among those shortlisted are Independent.ie, Idworks.ie, Globrix.ie, Bestquote.ie, Gohop.ie, Fotawildlife.ie, RTE.ie/morningireland, Justeat.ie, Gaeilge.ie, shamrockfoods.ie and axa.ie.

The judging panel, made up of Ireland’s most prestigious figures from the world of Industry and Technology deliberated long and hard before reaching a final decision on the successful entries.

A full short-list is available on the Golden Spiders website www.goldenspiders.ie.


Irish Web Awards 2008

Independent.ie is short listed in the Irish Web Awards 2008 in the Best Online Publication category. The evening will see awards presented in nine categories covering the diversity of online audiences and the recognition of standards adherence in website design. The award embraces a community-minded model that was adopted for the Irish Blog Awards.

Inspired IT

Independent.ie is short listed in the Inspired IT awards in the Telecoms Media and Technology category. The awards were created by iReach to acknowledge the role of IT Managers and their Teams for creating business value through the inspired use of IT in Ireland.

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Company Information:

Independent Newspapers (Ireland) Limited

Registered number 153066

Registered office 27-32 Talbot St, Dublin 1