“If I was the Irish newspaper, I would never have been able to get away with it”.
– Tara Fitzgerald, author of ‘Tara’s book’ on Irish Times circulation.
source Rte title ‘The Irish Times’ circulation numbers are no good for Irish newspapers, say advertisers article The Irish Times is seeing an increase in its readership, but it is not a healthy one.
The Irish newspaper has a circulation of about 100,000 and the figure is increasing every year, according to a report by the publishing group Irish Times Corporation.
It has been criticised for advertising and publishing stories that are not suitable for the Irish language.
It also faces criticism from the government for being a publisher of a newspaper that is not part of the official State broadcasting service.
“The numbers of the circulation numbers for the English, French, German, Spanish, Italian and Chinese editions of the Irish Tribune are no better or worse than they were in the years before the First World War, but that does not mean they are a net positive for the paper,” said Tara Fitzgerald.
The report has been commissioned by the Irish government to assess the circulation figures of all of the media owned by the State, including newspapers and magazines.
The Times is one of a number of outlets which is being reviewed, Ms Fitzgerald said.
The paper has had a number in recent years of issues which have led to the circulation falling.
“What has happened to the Irish news market has been the result of what we have known for decades: that newspapers have lost their audience, they have been taken over by corporate interests, they are being pushed out of their traditional markets and the result is that they are losing a lot of money,” Ms Fitzgerald told RTE’s Breakfast programme.
“I think the news market is in a worse position than we thought.”
Ms Fitzgerald also called for greater public engagement on the issue of Irish culture.
“We should be talking to each other, engaging, and it should be a reflection on how the media is doing, whether it is doing a good job, how much it has got, how it is affecting the cultural values of the people of Ireland,” she said.
“It is a shame that we have a culture of fear, and we have seen that in the past with the Columba crisis and things like that.”
Ms Fisher said she hoped that the review would be completed in the autumn.
“There is a lot that we can do.
We need to be more open about it, have an open dialogue, be more transparent about it and I think we are going in the right direction,” she added.
The review was launched in March last year, but has been delayed by a legal challenge.
“When you have a company like The Irish Tribune that has a financial stake in the publication, they will take an interest in it, because they have the financial incentive to do so,” Ms Fisher added.
The Irish Daily Times is the only daily newspaper in the State. “
In the meantime, I hope that the government will look at this seriously, and then we can get back to working together and improving our country.”
The Irish Daily Times is the only daily newspaper in the State.
The other major newspaper in Ireland is the Irish Independent.