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The Irish Examiner, formerly The Cork Examiner and then The Examiner, is an Irish national daily newspaper which primarily circulates in the Munster
region surrounding its base in Cork, though it is available throughout the country. Its main national rivals are The Irish Times and the Irish Independent.


1 History

1.1 2017 potential sale

2 Circulation 3 References 4 Further reading 5 External links

History[edit] The paper was founded by John Francis Maguire under the title The Cork Examiner in 1841 in support of the Catholic Emancipation
Catholic Emancipation
and tenant rights work of Daniel O'Connell.[1] Historical copies of The Cork Examiner, dating back to 1841, are available to search and view in digitised form at the Irish Newspaper
Archives website and British Newspaper

Cork Examiner presses smashed by Republican forces before the Free State army could arrive in Cork, 9–10 August 1922

During the Spanish Civil War, the Cork Examiner took a strongly pro-Franco tone in its coverage of the conflict.[3] Though originally appearing under The Cork Examiner title, it was re-branded in 1996 to The Examiner, and subsequently in 2000 to The Irish Examiner
Irish Examiner
- to appeal to a more national readership.[4] The newspaper, along with 'sister paper' the Evening Echo,[5] was part of the Thomas Crosbie Holdings group. Thomas Crosbie Holdings went into receivership in March 2013.[6] The newspaper was acquired by Landmark Media Investments. As of 2004[update], its Chief Executive was Thomas J. Murphy, and its editor is Tim Vaughan.[7] Vaughan left the group in August 2016.[8] The newspaper was based at Academy Street, Cork for over a century, before moving to new offices at Lapp's Quay, Cork in early November 2006. 2017 potential sale[edit] In February 2017, it was reported that Landmark Media Investments
Landmark Media Investments
had appointed KPMG. A range of options were being considered including an Independent News and Media (INM) "link" with the Irish Examiner.[9] In March 2017, it was reported that The Irish Times
The Irish Times
might bid for the Irish Examiner,[10] and by April 2017 both The Irish Times
The Irish Times
and INM had entered a sales process and signed non-disclosure agreements.[11] In May 2017, it was reported that Sunrise Media and The Irish Times were exploring an acquisition, and in December 2017, a sale was agreed to The Irish Times
The Irish Times
- pending regulatory approval.[12][13] Circulation[edit] Average print circulation was approximately 57,000 copies per issue in 1990,[5] had risen to 62,000 by 1999,[5] had decreased to 50,000 by 2009,[14] and was approximately 28,000 by 2017.[15] Reflecting a changing trend in newspaper sales, the Examiner markets to advertisers on the basis of its print and online audience, stating in 2017 that "236,000 people read the Irish Examiner
Irish Examiner
in print or online every day".[16]

Year (period) Average circulation per issue



















1999 (July to September)[5]


2006 (January to June)[17]


2009 (January to June)[14]


2010 (January to June)[14]


2011 (January to June)[14]


2012 (July to December)[18]


2013 (July to December)[19]


2014 (January to June)[20]


2015 (January to June)[21]


2016 (January to June)[22]


2016 (July to December)[23]


2017 (January to June)[15]


2017 (July to December)[24]



^ Ireland in the Nineteenth Century by Leon Litvack, Glenn Hooper.Four Courts Press, 2000.(pg.38) ^ Digitised copies of The Cork Examiner ^ Fearghal McGarry (May 2002). "Irish Newspapers and the Spanish Civil War". Irish Historical Studies. 33 (129): 83. JSTOR 30006956. After the war, Bishop Fogarty of Killaloe complained that only the Irish Independent
Irish Independent
and the Cork Examiner had given Franco "unflinching and unequivocal support  ^ "The Evening Echo
Evening Echo
and The Irish Examiner". www.askaboutireland.ie. Archived from the original on 21 November 2017.  ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m John Horgan (2001). Irish Media: A Critical History since 1922. Routledge. pp. 6,190. ISBN 9781134606160.  ^ "Receiver appointed to publisher of Irish Examiner
Irish Examiner
- RTÉ News". RTÉ.ie. 6 March 2013. Retrieved 30 March 2014.  ^ Europa World Year Book 2004.Taylor & Francis Group,2004. (See section "Ireland-The Press",pg. 2223) ^ " Irish Examiner
Irish Examiner
editor announces he is to step down in October". BreakingNews.ie. 2 August 2016.  ^ "Independent News & Media holds exploratory talks over Irish Examiner". TheTimes.co.uk. 26 February 2017.  ^ "Irish Times may bid for Examiner". BusinessPost.ie. 26 March 2017.  ^ "Irish Times and INM enter sales process for Examiner". BusinessPost.ie. 16 April 2017.  ^ " The Irish Times
The Irish Times
to acquire Landmark Media business". Irish Examiner. 6 December 2017.  ^ " Newspaper
proprietor Ted Crosbie enters Cork Person of the Year Hall of Fame". Irish Examiner. 20 January 2018.  ^ a b c d "Circulation - News Brands Ireland". Newsbrandsireland.ie. Retrieved 11 February 2018.  ^ a b "Paid Newspapers - Republic of Ireland
Republic of Ireland
- Irish Examiner
Irish Examiner
- Jan to Jun 2017" (PDF). abc.org.uk. Audit Bureau of Circulations.  ^ "Rates - Examiner - 2017" (PDF). Irish Examiner. Archived from the original (PDF) on 11 February 2018.  ^ "Big drop for the Evening Herald". 31 August 2006.  ^ Conor Doyle (21 February 2013). "Morning Newspapers ABC July-Dec 2012 - SEO Ireland, Search Engine Optimisation, Media and Marketing Consulting". Ilevel.ie. Retrieved 30 March 2014.  ^ "Paid Newspapers - Republic of Ireland
Republic of Ireland
- Irish Examiner
Irish Examiner
- Jul to Dec 2013" (PDF). abc.org.uk. Audit Bureau of Circulations.  ^ Conor Doyle. "Morning Newspaper
Circulation Jan June 2014 - SEO Ireland, Search Engine Optimisation, Media and Marketing Consulting". ilevel.ie. Archived from the original on 26 August 2014.  ^ "ABC Circulation Jan June 2015". ilevel.ie. Archived from the original on 6 September 2015. Retrieved 20 August 2015.  ^ "Paid Newspapers - Republic of Ireland
Republic of Ireland
- Irish Examiner
Irish Examiner
- Jan to Jun 2016" (PDF). abc.org.uk. Audit Bureau of Circulations.  ^ "Paid Newspapers - Republic of Ireland
Republic of Ireland
- Irish Examiner
Irish Examiner
- Jul to Dec 2016" (PDF). abc.org.uk. Audit Bureau of Circulations.  ^ "Irish Newspaper
Circulation July-Dec 2017 Island of Ireland Report". ilevel.ie. 

Further reading[edit]

Irish Media: A Critical History Since 1922, John Horgan, Routledge, 2001 Remember When - Pictures from the Irish Examiner
Irish Examiner
Archive, Collins Press, 2010

External links[edit]

Official website

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C103 CRY 104.0FM 4fm Cork's 96FM Red FM

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Media of the Republic of Ireland


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See also: Northern Ireland newspapers

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Cork Jazz Festival Cork Film Festival Cork International Choral Festival Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award Live at the Marquee SoundEye Festival


Cork Opera House Cork Public Museum Crawford Art Gallery Everyman Palace Theatre Lewis Glucksman Gallery Public art


Third level

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Cork Medical Centre Cork University Hospital St. Finbarr's Hospital St. Mary's Orthopaedic Hospital Erinville Hospital North Infirmary


Cork International Exhibition (1902) Burning of Cork (1920) History of Cork Irish Industrial Exhibition (1852) Siege of Cork (1690)



Cork Independent Evening Echo Irish Examiner


Cork's 96FM Red FM

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Bishop Lucey Park The Glen Kennedy Park The Lough Tramore Valley Park


Cathedral of St Mary and St Anne Church of St Anne Holy Trinity Church Honan Chapel The Red Abbey Saint Fin Barre's Cathedral SS Peter and Paul's Church


Grand Parade Oliver Plunkett Street Parnell Place Shandon Street St Patrick's Street South Mall Washington Street Wellington Road

Water bodies

River Lee The Lough Lough Mahon

Other buildings and structures

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