Sales in Ireland of almost all national newspapers were down in the second half of last year with titles like the Irish Daily Mail, Sunday Tribune, The Irish Times and the Evening Herald hardest hit, the latest ABC figures show. The Sunday Tribune saw sales drop by 9.5 per cent to 60,344, down 6,328 copies.
The Irish Examiner saw its circulation drop below 50,000 to 49,096 copies. Sales of the Irish Daily Mail were down by 9.7 per cent to 49,090 and there were declines for the Irish Sun and and the Irish Daily Mirror.
Sales of The Irish Times are now at 106,926, down from 115,462 copies in the same period in 2008. The Irish Daily Star was down by 6.9 per cent to 91,062 , while the Irish Independent fell by three points to 149,906.
The Sunday Times sales were up by 4.1 per cent to 114,413. While the Sunday Independent slipped by 0.8 per cent to 268,140, it gained ground over its group rival, Sunday World, down 5.2 per cent to 270,453.
The Sunday Tribune again saw its circulation drop and is now at 60,344. Sales of the Sunday Business Post fell by 4.9 per cent to 52,271. ABC also reported that RTE.ie had 2.93 million unique users each month.
Irish Times.com and Independent Digital each registered 2.3 million monthly users.