What is Magazines Ireland?
Magazines Ireland is the trade association of magazine publishers.
Its objective is to promote and protect the interests of magazine
publishers and in particular its members.
Who does Magazines
Magazines Ireland represents 35 Irish publishers who together
produce over 175 magazines, both consumer and business to business
titles. Magazines Ireland has created a strong, united voice
for magazines here in Ireland and internationally. This united
voice of Irish publishers has helped our members to grow their
magazines and businesses through Magazines Ireland initiatives,
by providing a forum for publishers to discuss their industry
and to help it grow.
What is the value of the Irish magazine market?
Irish magazine publishers contribute €250-€300 million
to the Irish economy annually; €75-€100 million of
which is paid in taxes.
How many people are employed in the magazine
There are over 1,250 people directly employed in the magazine
industry with a further 4,500 jobs, such as freelance journalists,
photographers and models, reliant on the sector.
How many magazines are bought in Ireland? Every year, 50 million
magazines are bought in Ireland, 10 million of which are Irish.
What are some of the issues that Magazines
Ireland is involved in?
On the distribution side, Magazines Ireland has worked with newsstand
distributors, retailers and Magazines Ireland members in changing
the way the newsstand distribution chain works in order to make
it more efficient; environmentally sound; to increase sales efficiency
and ultimately to make it easier for its members to ensure that
our magazines get into the hands of our readers.
has a seat on the Press Council of Ireland to represent magazines
and has maintained the interests of magazine publishers, both
members and non-members, in the important public debate on defamation
and privacy. As a member of Magazines Ireland you are automatically
a member of the Press Council. Magazines Ireland worked with
other industry bodies in Ireland to establish a self-regulatory
body to deal with waste management.
The Code of Practice for the Press
Industry (COPPI) and The Environmental Standards
for the Press Industry (ESPI) are significant documents, which commit the Irish newspaper
and magazine industry to a series of challenging environment
pledges. The documents were agreed by all the major stakeholders
in the publishing industry who joined forces for the first time
as the Joint Industry Committee (JIC), in pursuit of a common
goal. They are designed to ensure that publishers, wholesalers
and retailers conduct their business in a more efficient and
environmental friendly manner which is based on self-regulation.
well as providing training courses and seminars for members Magazines
Ireland has also established a number of Professional
Discussion Groups for Publishers; Editors; Designers; Advertising Managers
and Credit Managers.
Magazines Ireland has brought forward a number
of initiatives to the ABC and continues to have a strong voice
on the ABC Irish Council.
Magazines Ireland is
a member of the Advertising Standards Authority of Ireland (ASAI);
the European Federation of Magazine Publishers (FAEP); the International
Federation of Periodical Publishers (FIPP) and is affiliated
to PPA UK.
Magazines Ireland commissions regular research behalf of its members - an annual advertising revenue survey
as well as readership research.
Another important event is the
annual Irish Magazine Awards. The awards are an important step
in showcasing the best Irish talent in magazine publishing and
in raising the profile of this key sector in Ireland. The Irish
Magazine Awards take place in December at The Four Seasons Hotel.
Who are the people behind Magazines Ireland
Grace Aungier – Chief Executive
Duan Stokes – Hot Press – Chairman
John Mullins – Zahra Publishing - Deputy Chairman
Philip McGaley – Dyflin Publications – Honorary Treasurer
Richard Power – Image
Rosemary Delaney – WMB
Diarmaid Lennon – Ashville Media
Philippa Gee – RTE Publishing
Frank Quinn – Mediateam
John Whelan – Danstone
Rebecca Markey – IFP Media
Michael Diviney – Institute of Chartered Accountants in
Colin Kerr – EuroTimes Victoria Bradshaw - Harmonia