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  • 26 Sep 2018

    Publishers want VAT axed on magazines so Irish titles can compete with UK rivals

    Magazines Ireland want to see a 0% rate for both print and digital titles.   BY JONATHAN KEANE REPORTER, FORA SEPTEMBER 26TH 2018 3 MIN READ THE ORGANISATION THAT represents Irish magazine publishers wants the government to axe VAT on print and digital publications. Magazines Ireland, which represents 38 publishers that together produce over 185 titles, has lobbied Finance […]

  • 17 Sep 2018

    Irish Magazine Awards 2018 JUST ONE WEEK LEFT TO ENTER


  • 13 Sep 2018


    PRESS RELEASE  Magazines Ireland, the association of Irish magazine media, joins with the European Magazine Media Association (EMMA) and Europe’s press publishers to applaud the historic adoption by the European Parliament of the copyright draft directive.   Magazines Ireland Chairman, Ciaran Casey commented, “This directive will promote fairness in the digital ecosystem by allowing magazine […]

  • 06 Sep 2018

    Open letter to the Members of the European Parliament

    Magazines Ireland urges Members of the European Parliament to support copyright reform by adopting a strong Article 11  On 12 September, the future of the European press is in your hands: we urge you to vote in favor of the introduction of a neighbouring right for press publishers as provided for in Article 11 of the proposal […]

  • 28 Aug 2018

    “All Publishers united for a Publishers’ Right”

    Letter sent to MEPs on behalf of 200 Irish and European publishers  Dear Members of the European Parliament, In September, the European Parliament will vote on the Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market. We would like to draw your attention to a topic that is crucial for all newspapers and magazines, small mid-size […]

  • 12 Jul 2018

    ShelfLife Magazine July 2018

    Grace Aungier, CEO, Magazines Ireland. Pic by Paul Sherwood Magazines Ireland urges Irish government to support zero VAT With many other European countries enjoying zero or reduced VAT rates on magazines, Magazines Ireland believes that the European Commission should grant Irish magazines this same advantage Read the article here   Magazines Ireland is calling on […]

  • 11 Jul 2018


    Press Release 11 July 2018 Magazines Ireland calls on the Irish Government to urge the European Commission to reach an agreement on VAT rates applied to printed and digital magazines.                                                      […]

  • 31 May 2018

    Joint industry letter on the future of the ePrivacy Regulation

    Press Release Magazines Ireland 31 May 2018 Ahead of the 8 June TTE Council, we urge Member States to remain cautious in their examination of the draft ePrivacy Regulation (ePR). Limited progress has been achieved since the beginning of Council discussions early last year and many questions remain open. More time is needed to assess […]

  • 24 May 2018

    Launch of the 2017 Annual Report of the Press Council of Ireland and Office of the Press Ombudsman

    PRESS RELEASE 24 May 2018   Launch of the 2017 Annual Report of the Press Council of Ireland and Office of the Press Ombudsman At the Maldron Hotel, Pearse Street, Dublin 2 Thursday 24 May at 11.30am (Embargo 12noon)   The Press Council of Ireland and the Office of the Press Ombudsman today launched their […]

  • 28 Mar 2018

    Magfest Ireland – Paul McNamee announced as speaker

    Paul McNamee, UK Editor, The Big Issue    Paul McNamee was appointed UK editor of The Big Issue in summer 2011, the first time The Big Issue had a single editor across all national and regional and online editions. He is currently the Chair of PPA Scotland. He started out on local newspapers in Northern Ireland, before […]

  • 28 Mar 2018

    Natasha Christie-Miller to speak at Magfest Ireland

    Magazines Ireland is delighted to announce Natasha Christie-Miller as a speaker at Magfest Ireland on April 11, 2018. Natasha Christie-Miller, CEO, Ascential Intelligence   Natasha Christie-Miller leads the digital intelligence brands WGSN, Glenigan, Groundsure, Planet Retail/Retail Net Group, DeHavilland and world-class content and events brands Retail Week and World Retail Congress. She is building these core, […]

  • 07 Mar 2018

    Cross-industry open letter on e-Privacy: “Europe cannot afford to miss the Data Revolution”

    Press Release 7 March 2018 Magazines Ireland joins with EMMA, the European Magazine Media Association, ENPA and more than 50 stakeholders from 19 different European countries from across industry sectors in co-signing an open letter to call for a review of the draft E-privacy regulation for the benefit of consumers, the businesses that serve them […]

  • 02 Mar 2018

    Kantar Insight of the Week: Courting The Coffee Shop Drinkers

    AdWorld March 2, 2018 With the dreaded ‘Beast from the East’ wreaking havoc throughout the country, a hot drink indoors has been a more compelling prospect than usual for many consumers. For some, however, a regular drink at a coffee shop or sandwich bar is very much part of their routine and something which across […]

  • 01 Dec 2017

    Irish Magazine Awards 2017 WINNERS ANNOUNCED

    The winners of the Irish Magazine Awards were announced last night (30 November 2017) at a glittering ceremony in Smock Alley Theatre.   CUSTOMER MAGAZINE OF THE YEAR ICA Home & Living ANNUAL OF THE YEAR Garden Heaven INNOVATION OF THE YEAR 21 Icons of the Irish Home DIGITAL PRODUCT OF THE YEAR BUSINESS MEDIA […]

  • 01 Sep 2017

    ABC Rule Changes August 2017

      Reporting Standards: Consumer Magazines (ROI), Business Magazines (ROI)   The following changes have been agreed to the ABC Reporting Standards for ROI Consumer Magazines and ROI Business Magazines as circulated and agreed by Magazines Ireland members on August 4, 2017.   Consumer Magazines   Digital Editions: All You Can Read Sales A new category […]

  • 22 Aug 2017

    Which Brexit After the UK Elections?

          On 14 September 2017 the DCU Brexit Research & Policy Institute will host its inaugural event on “Which Brexit After the UK Elections?”. The workshop will examine the implications of the recent UK parliamentary elections on Brexit’s prospects and assess the advancement of the negotiations between the EU and the UK during […]

  • 22 Aug 2017

    Irish Magazine Awards – NOW OPEN FOR ENTRY

    NOW OPEN FOR ENTRY The Irish Magazine Awards 2017 celebrate the dynamic contribution and entrepreneurial spirit of Ireland’s publishing community – and they are now officially open for entry. We want to reward your achievements over the past 12 months, and there is a total of 19 categories to enter for publications, websites, brands and individuals […]

  • 26 Jun 2017

    Magazines Ireland underlines the need for an alignment of digital and print VAT rates

    Press Release   Magazines Ireland underlines the need for an alignment of digital and print VAT rates, following Council Ecofin Meeting 19 June 2017 Magazines Ireland and the European Magazine Media Association regret the outcome of the Economic and Financial Affairs Council (Ecofin) meeting on 16 June, which ended without political agreement on the adoption of […]

  • 01 May 2017

    Readly expands into Ireland

    Press Release April 26, 2017. Readly accelerates its international growth Readly, the digital magazine newsstand, has just launched in Ireland.  18 titles from 6 Irish publishers have been added to Readly’s inventory of magazine brands as it promotes its all-you-can-read service to Irish consumers at a price of 9.99 Euros per month – the monthly […]

  • 01 May 2017

    MAGFEST Ireland 2017

    Press Release 26 April 2017 MAGFEST Ireland 2017   The world of Irish magazine media came together to explore, advance, and celebrate all things magazine at MAGFEST Ireland in the Mansion House in Dublin on Wednesday 26 April 2017. The prestigious panel of speakers included Dr Jane Suiter, FuJo, Dublin City University (DCU) who spoke […]

  • 05 Apr 2017


    MAGFEST Ireland is a unique magazine event, with magazine publishers and enthusiasts coming from all over Ireland to be inspired by first-class speakers, meet others in the industry and hear about the latest developments in the magazine world. MAGFEST Ireland will help you think differently about your magazines and your business. So here are nine […]

  • 16 Feb 2017

    Senior executives from some of Ireland’s leading publishers give their reaction to the February 2017 ABC Ireland Report

    The ABC Ireland figures were released today 16 February 2017. The figures cover the period to 31 December 2016 and are based on circulation for the magazine in print and, where available, also incorporate circulation data for digital editions. Commenting on the report Grace Aungier, CEO, Magazines Ireland said, “Today’s ABC report serves as a reminder of […]

  • 15 Feb 2017

    Magazine and newspaper publishers hail 2017 as critical for the future of independent media and professional journalism

    Magazines Ireland Press Release 13 February 2017 Members of the European Parliament will be voting over the next few months on a proposal of huge significance to publishers that will impact on the future of professional journalism and an independent media.  As part of the controversial EU copyright reform, the European Commission has proposed a […]

  • 02 Dec 2016

    IMA 2016

    The winners of the Irish Magazine Awards 2016 were announced last evening (Thursday 1 December) at a black tie ceremony at Dublin City Hall. The event is the most important celebration of the world-class talent in Ireland’s professional publishing community. The Awards recognise and reward genuine excellence amongst the editors, designers, publishing teams and brands that […]

  • 21 Sep 2016

    Venue Announced for Irish Magazine Awards 2016

      Magazines Ireland is delighted to announce that the Irish Magazine Awards 2016 will take place on Thursday 1 December 2016 at the spectacular Dublin City Hall, Dame Street, Dublin 2. Now in its 16th glorious year, this event is the most important celebration of the world-class talent in Irish magazine media. The black tie ceremony and gala dinner will be attended […]

  • 01 Sep 2016

    Irish Magazine Awards 2016 (IMA) launched

    IT’S THAT TIME OF YEAR AGAIN….. For all those of you who have been asking, the waiting is now over. We are delighted to announce that The Irish Magazine Awards are now officially open for entry! Covering everything from editorial and design to digital innovation and custom publishing, there are a total of 16 categories […]

  • 31 Aug 2016

    Seán Donlon appointed new Chair of the Press Council

    Press Release  Seán Donlon is the new Chair of the Press Council of Ireland. Following a public competition, the Press Council of Ireland announced today that Seán Donlon is to take up office as the new Chair of the Press Council on 1 September 2016. The outgoing Chair, Daithi O Ceallaigh, having served two full […]

  • 19 Aug 2016

    ABC Figures Underline the Unique Power of Magazine Brands

    Press Release 18 August 2016 ABC Figures Underline the Unique Power of Magazine Brands The ABC Ireland figures were released today 18 August 2016. The figures cover the period to 30 June 2016 and are based on circulation for the magazine in print and where available, also incorporate circulation data for digital editions to provide […]

  • 08 Aug 2016

    New Benefits for Magazines Ireland Members

    Magazines Ireland has launched three new services for its members including a service to assist members in dealing with human resources issues; a bespoke media policy from insurance provider Willis Towers Watson and an internship programme for US students studying a range of media courses. Some of these services are available on a free gratis basis […]

  • 08 Jul 2016

    Readly – the Netflix for magazines

      The ultimate magazine subscription – Readly is the new way of reading magazines on tablets and smart phones and offers digital readers immediate access to unlimited magazines, allowing them an easy and simple way to read what they want, when they want for one low monthly cost. Readly – the Netflix for magazines, costs €9.99 […]