Irish Daily Mirror

The Irish Daily Mirror launched in 1997 as a sister publication to the UK tabloid The Mirror. The paper’s politics are left of centre, describing themselves as “very clear voice of working class people in the Republic of Ireland campaigning for better pay, better working conditions, better education for everyone and a better health service for all”.

The Paper is owned by Reach Solutions Ireland, a subsidiary of Reach PLC.

In October 2022, Reach Solutions Ireland reported that the paper had an average circulation of 19,600.

Beyond politics and social issues, the paper publishes celebrity news, and sports coverage, as well as tv listings, horoscopes and travel and lifestyle pieces.

In April 2013, an online version of the paper,, was launched.


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The Irish Daily Mirror is owned by Reach Solutions Ireland, a subsidiary of the British publicly traded company Reach PLC.

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Jim Mullen

Was born in Glasgow in 1970. He studied computing in Glasgow Caledonian University and has a Master’s degree in Software Engineering from the University of Westminster. Prior to becoming CEO of Reach PLC, Mullen was the CEO of high street bookmakers Ladbrokes in 2015, having worked there as a Managing Director since 2013. He also previously worked as the Chief Operating Officer of William Hill Online, and Director of Digital Strategy and Product Management at News International. He is currently a Senior Independent Non Executive Director at Racecourse Media Group.

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Neil Leslie

Is the Group Print Editor for the Irish Daily Mirror and the Irish Daily Star at Reach PLC. Prior to this he was an Editor and the Head of News at the Irish Daily Star. Other positions previously held include Managing Editor, Magazine Editor and Assistant Editor (news) at Sunday World and launch editor at He also worked at Neil is a graduate of National College of Ireland, and studied at Dublin City University, where he received a Master’s Degree in Climate Change, Media and Public Policy. He is a member of the Press Council of Ireland Code of Conduct Committee, and the judging panel for Newsbrands Ireland national journalism awards.


Independent House

27-32 Talbot Street

Dublin 1

D01 X2E1


Telephone: +353 (0) 1 868 8600


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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.

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.

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