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Irish Sun to launch Sunday edition

News International has announced the launch of its first ever Sunday edition of the Irish Sun this weekend. The paper will cost €1 in Ireland, while its UK edition will sell for 50p. The paper will feature investigations editor Paul Williams and former Manchester United player Roy Keane will be a regular columnist. Fabulous magazine […]

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Irish Times launches ad competition

The Irish Times hopes to encourage fledgling Irish businesses and help kick start an economic recovery by using the power of well-crafted copy. Launched in the paper’s Innovation supplement as part of an article by UCD Smurfit Graduate School of  Business lecturer and Marketing.ie contributor John Fanning, Irish businesses, or their agencies, with a turnover […]

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Magazine for surveyors body

The recently-formed Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland (SCSI), which came about from the merger of the Society of Chartered Surveyors (SCS) and the Irish Auctioneers and Valuers Institute (IAVI), has launched a new members’. Both professional bodies had previously published their own members’ titles. Following a tender, Think Media was appointed to publish a new […]

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Carswell named top journalist

Simon Carswell, business journalist with The Irish Times, was presented with the nationalist journalist of the year award at the first National Newspapers of Ireland (NNI) Journalism Awards in the Four Seasons hotel. Carswell was honoured for his series of reports on the financial crisis, including an exclusive interview with Anglo chief David Drumm and […]

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Kelner for journalism awards

Former editor of the London Independent Simon Kelner will be the guest speaker at the National Newspapers of Ireland (NNI) first journalism awards at the end of next month. Kelner, 53, became editor of the Independent in 1998 and served as editor, editor-in-chief and for a short time was the newspaper’s managing director. During his […]

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Dog magazine to be published

The Irish Kennel Club’s first official annual magazine for member dog breeders and dog owners among the general public is to be published in time for the Christmas market. Goldstar Publications has been awarded the contract and publisher Colm Burns said the magazine will appeal to all dog lovers throughout the country. One in three […]

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Ruddy to join legal firm

John Ruddy has resigned as Checkout editor and is set to join Dublin solicitors firm Matheson Ormsby Prentice (MOP) as communications manager. Ruddy joined the magazine four years ago from PR firm Gibney Communications. In a final editorial, he wrote that for close to 40 years, Checkout has been “the key publication for the Irish grocery […]

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News of the World readers relaxed about hacking allegations

News of the World readers in the UK feel least strongly about the phone-hacking allegations made against the newspaper, raising questions about how toxic the brand was in the eyes of its 7.4 million readership, a OnePoll survey by the UK Marketing magazine reports. In interviews with 1,000 people, just 34 per cent of readers […]

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Image wins Cara contract

Image Publications has won the contract to publish the Aer Lingus in-flight magazine Cara. The contract was previously with Dalkey-based publisher Maxmedia. The magazine was at the centre of a legal battle three years ago when Harmonia, the publishing house run by Norah Casey, sued Aer Lingus over the loss of a new three-year contract […]

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Herald drops cover price to €1

Independent News & Media (INM) is to cut the price of the Evening Herald by 20 per cent from €1.20 to €1 from tomorrow, following the government Vat rate reduction. Herald editor Stephen Rae said the Vat drop would have knocked five per cent off the cover price, but they decided to go the extra […]

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ESB wins NNI for March

Irish International won the NNI Press Ad of the Month for March for its ESB Electric Ireland Feis Ceoil classical music festival. Art directed by Paddy Geraghty, the ad features an upturned three-pronged plug in the shape of a grand piano, while the copy by Bernie Martin highlights the “power of classical music”. The ad […]

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TV3 rejects RTE news plan

TV3 has joined independent radio broadcasters in giving the RTE plan to provide national newspaper groups with free TV news clips the thumbs down. David McRedmond (pictured), chief executive, TV3, said the proposal was “reckless” as it would have the effect of undermining the viability of the wider online industry. “RTE should concentrate on getting […]

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Make-a-Wish first on NNI list

Ogilvy’s Make-a-Wish ‘Josh’ has been named the winner of the NNI Press Ad of the Month award for January. Devised by a team comprising creative director Colin Nimick and copywriter/art director Laurence O’Byrne, the ad’s typography was by Andy Breese and MEC handled the media. The winner was selected by judges Shireen McDonagh of Kick […]

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