Irish Mail on Sunday

The Irish Mail on Sunday reaches 242,000 Irish people every week and, similar to the Irish Daily Mail, has a conservative political and social outlook. The newspaper’s editorial team is based in Dublin and operates independently of the Mail on Sunday title based in London. The Irish Mail on Sunday newsroom is located at the same address as The Irish Daily Mail but has a separate editorial team to the daily title.

DMG Media Ireland operates the Irish publications for parent company DMGT (based in the UK). It has acquired and operates a number of news, entertainment and lifestyle media brands including the Irish Mail on Sunday and other niche publications. Through its different publications DMG Media Ireland is active in sponsorship programmes for a variety of sports organisations in Ireland including horse racing, camogie, cricket and women’s soccer.

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Media Companies / Groups

Daily Mail and General Trust PLC


Ownership Structure

The Irish Mail on Sunday is operated by DMG Media Ireland (Daily Mail Group) is wholly owned by Daily Mail and General Trust (DMGT) a UK company which in turn is 100% owned by Rothermere Continuation Limited, a private company owned by the Rothermere family and registered in Jersey. The company was delisted from the London Stock Exchange in 2022.
DMG Media Ireland (Daily Mail Group) is the trading name used in Ireland for DMGT’s Irish media subsidiaries, the registered company name in Ireland is Associated Newspapers Ireland Ltd.

Voting Rights

In 2021 Rothermere Continuation Limited (RCL) bought all shares in the Daily Mail Group Trust (DMGT) making it fully private.

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General Information

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Affiliated Interests Founder

Johnathan Harmsworth Viscount Rothermere

In 2006 the Daily Mail and General Trust (DMGT) via its Irish subsidiary DMG Media Ireland/Associated Press Limited launched The Irish Mail on Sunday, a subsidiary publication specifically for the Irish Market. It bought the paper under the Ireland On Sunday title in 2001 and renamed it The Irish Mail on Sunday in 2006, the same year the Irish Daily Mail was launched.
DMGT also publishes The Daily Mail and The Mail on Sunday newspapers in the United Kingdom. The Daily Mail was founded by Harmsworth’s great grandfather Harold Harmsworth and brother Alfred and in 1896, the company has remained under the control of the Harmsworth family since its foundation.

Affiliated Interests Ceo

Paul Henderson

Joined DMG Media Ireland in 2008 having previously worked as Group sales Manager in TV3 (now Virgin Media Ireland).

Affiliated Interests Editor-In-Chief

Robert Cox

Working at The Irish Mail on Sunday since 2013, Robert Cox was appointed Editor-in-Chief in 2019. He has previously worked as Deputy Editor and News editor at this title.

Affiliated Interests other important people

Conor O’Donnell, Group Editor, Irish Mail Newspapers

Conor O’Donnell joined DMG Ireland in 2008 taking on the role of night editor and deputy editor of the Irish Daily Mail. In 2011 he was appointed editor of The Irish Mail on Sunday and in 2019 became Group editor for DMG Ireland. He began his career in Munster’s regional newspapers The Kerryman and the Irish Examiner before moving to London to work at the Daily Telegraph.


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DMGT do not publish financial data at an individual title level or details on advertising vs other revenue streams, but financial reports are published annually on the company website for the overall group.

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.


Horgan, J. & Flynn, R. (2017), Irish Media A Critical History, Four Courts Press, Dublin

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