March 14th, 2011 by GONEILL
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Take a walk on the wild side

Irish Wildlife spring 2011The latest edition of Irish Wildlife, our co-production with Irish Wildlife Trust, is hot off the presses.

This award-winning magazine covers all the latest seasonal action throughout the country.

This edition is packed full of great features including a study on the future of our rare plants and a look at the invasive species which are threatening our biodiversity.

From how to join the Trust or how to contact your local branch, this magazine has everything you need to know about indulging your passion for all things wild. Click here to check it out.

For further information you can contact Ken on 00 353 1 432 2200 or email

February 23rd, 2011 by GONEILL
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Taking It Online

The ink is just drying on Trocaire’s primary and secondary school packs that we conceived and produced for its Lenten Honduras campaign. 

So, where to next? Online, of course! And that’s exactly what we did, creating a digital resource for teachers nationwide.

After we held some focus groups with teachers last year our big challenge was how do we give them what they want?

Trocaire’s lent2011 webpageSome wanted printed packs while other wanted a digital whiteboards pack. The solution was simple – we did both and you can check out the digital resources available at .

“It’s no longer just about words and paper. We are now growing our digital service to meet our clients’ needs,” – Brenda McPadden, Client Service and Digital Director.

For further information you can contact Brenda on 00 353 1 432 2200 or email


February 21st, 2011 by GONEILL
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Ashville Media Group recently launched – the ultimate guide to planning meetings, conferences and events in Ireland. It is Ireland’s leading independent and free venue-finding service and event management resource.

Search for the best venue to meet your corporate needs and make contact with venues directly to discuss your requirements.

In our detailed listings of suppliers and classifieds find all the essential services to help you organise a truly professional and successful meeting, event, exhibition or conference. Locate a PR agency, event management company, technology partner, marketing and promotions organisation and other event service providers who will understand your entire event needs.

Read articles about how professional co-ordinators manage major events and best practice in event management worldwide, or join our community of members to share your ideas and network for free.

The new directory service is now available online to visitors and suppliers to the meetings and events industry and boasts endless amounts of new features for customers and suppliers.

Your directory items can also be controlled entirely by you. We have a members interface where you can log in and change your details, add special promotions and much more!

Click here to sign up or alternatively call Brian Kearns on (01) 432 2259 for more information.


February 21st, 2011 by GONEILL
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Big fall in newspaper circulations

Newspaper circulations fell in the second half of 2010 for all Irish-owned daily and Sunday titles, according to the latest survey published yesterday by the Audit Bureau of Circulations (ABC).

The figures were repeated in readership, with most titles sold here recording a decline in 2010, according to a poll from the Joint National Readership Survey (JNRS).

Readership across the Irish morning market declined by an average 9.2 per cent.

ABC’s figures showed that The Irish Times had a circulation of 102,543 between July and December 2010. This was down 4.1 per cent on the same period of the previous year.

The Irish Times had an average readership last year of 339,000, according to the JNRS. This was down 30,000, or 8.1 per cent, on 2009.

Circulation of the Irish Independent declined by 7.6 per cent in the second half of last year to 138,510, ABC’s figures showed. Its average readership last year was 539,000, down 42,000 or 7.2 per cent.

The Irish Examiner saw its circulation fall by 6.3 per cent between July and December to 46,011 a day. Its average readership fell by 33,000 or 16 per cent to 175,000.

The Sunday Business Post , which along with the Examiner is owned by Thomas Crosbie Holdings, recorded the steepest decline in circulation among Irish-owned national newspapers. It fell by 12.6 per cent year on year in the second half of 2010 to 45,696 a week. Readership of the Sunday Business Post fell to an average 187,000 in 2010 from 196,000 in the previous year.

The Sunday Independent swapped places with the Sunday World as the biggest-selling newspaper on that day, although both recorded circulation declines.

The circulation of the Sunday Independent fell by 5.2 per cent to 254,311, while the Sunday World was down 7.1 per cent to 251,334.

The Sunday Independent shed an average 25,000 readers a week in 2010 but remained just above the 1 million mark.

The Sunday World increased its readership last year in spite of falling sales – to 821,000 from 812,000 in 2009.

No ABC figure was published for the Sunday Tribune , which was placed into receivership at the beginning of this month by its main financial backer, Independent News Media.

But the JNRS figures showed that it recorded an average readership of 171,000 last year, down from 185,000 in 2009.

All of the British titles sold in Ireland recorded a decline in circulation, with the exception of the Irish Daily Mail. 

The circulation of the Mail rose by just under 1 per cent to 49,389. But the Sunday version of the paper was down 1.4 per cent at 110,326.

The Daily Star had an average daily circulation between July and December of 90,709, on the island of Ireland, a reduction of 7.1 per cent.

The Sunday Star , which ceased publishing an Irish edition recently, reported a 5.8 per cent drop in its weekly circulation to 52,752 in the second half of last year.

The Sunday Times had a circulation of 106,909 between July and December, down 6.6 per cent year on year.

In spite of the fall in sales, the average readership of the Sunday Times increased last year by 3,000 a week to 418,000.

British titles are not included in the “Island of Ireland” report. They feature in UK statistics which are produced by ABC on a monthly basis.