is an online only news publication with freely available content, it does not have a paywall or reader subscriber offering. It is owned and operated by The Irish Times Group, and was included in the acquisition of Landmark media by the Group in 2018.

Latest data for online readership of is 2.7 million users per month (Google Analytics 2021) with 88% of readers using mobile devices to access the website. also has a News App available to readers. In 2020 the website underwent a major redesign including changes to navigation and branding. includes national, local and international content in print and video formats to readers. It aims to publish breaking news stories in a shorter format for readers than other titles.

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company/channel informs proactively and comprehensively about its ownership, data is constantly updated and easily verifiable

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The Irish Times DAC


Ownership Structure is owned and operated by The Irish Times DAC which is ultimately owned by The Irish Times Trust CLG. The company has no shareholders but is managed by two boards, Board of The Irish Times Trust CLG and The Board of The Irish Times DAC, members of which are appointed by the Board of The Irish Times Trust CLG.

Voting Rights

All directors have a single vote in any decisions made. In the event where there is a disagreement, the three directors nominated to the board by the Trust have an effective veto where they have 50% of all votes plus 1. However, this can only be used in exceptional circumstances where a Board of Directors proposal contravenes the objectives, principles and standards set out in the Memorandum and Articles of Association for the Trust. In this event lawyers for the Trust and the Board must agree that the proposal constitutes a ‘significant policy’ under the Memorandum and Articles of Association for the Trust.

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Thomas Crosbie Holdings

Thomas Crosbie Holdings, owners and publishers of what is now known as the Irish Examiner launched in the early 2000s (no exact date could be found).
The Crosbie family had a long running association with the Irish Examiner, in 1872 Thomas Crosbie, a reporter and editor of the The Cork Examiner, took ownership which would remain for five generations of the Crosbie family under the Thomas Crosbie Holdings company (TCH). In 2013 TCH went into receivership with media interests being sold to Landmark Media, a company backed by Ted and Tom Crosbie, descendants of Thomas Crosbie. In 2018 under Liam Kavanagh, Managing Director of The Irish Times DAC, The Irish Times acquired most of the media interests of Landmark Media, including

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Deirdre Veldon

Deirdre Veldon became Managing Director of The Irish Times Group in 2022, prior to this she was Deputy Editor of The Irish Times and a member of The Irish Times DAC Board since 2017. She joined The Irish Times in 1996 and held the roles of editor of and

Affiliated Interests Editor-In-Chief

Michael McAteer

Editor, studied Journalism in Dublin City University and joined The Irish Times in 2000 working as an online journalist. In 2001 he became an assistant news editor and in 2012 was appointed Assistant Business, innovation and motoring editor. In 2020 he was appointed Editor of

Affiliated Interests other important people

John Hegarty

Chairman of the Board of The Irish Times Trust CLG, Fellow Emeritus and former Provost of Trinity College Dublin.


24-28 Tara Street

Dublin 2

D02 CX89


Telephone: +353 (0) 1-9203900


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10.8 million monthly users (Ireland & international, source GA 2018).

There is currently no standard audience measurement available for print and online news titles in Ireland. Individual titles publish data on readership or users but measurement parameters and sources vary between organisations, therefore it is not possible to report an accurate audience share for the purposes of this project.

Within the media industry in Ireland reporting on income levels are generally at group level rather than individual title level. On top of this, overall revenue details for the market as a whole are unavailable. Due to these factors it is not possible to report accurately on market share for individual titles or groups.

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