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Independent News & Media Group Limited (INM) is the leading newspaper and online publisher on the island of Ireland, is vertically integrated with print and distribution assets, and is the largest wholesale distributor of newspapers and magazines on the island. The Company is a 100% subsidiary of Mediahuis N.V. a private European media group, headquartered in Antwerp, Belgium
Print and publishing
INM brands are household names in Ireland, with the Irish Independent, Sunday Independent, The Herald, Sunday World, Belfast Telegraph, Sunday Life and The Star, all market leaders in their segments. Our thirteen weekly regional newspapers – which include the Drogheda Independent, Wexford People, The Kerrryman and The Sligo Champion – are published in counties Louth, Wexford, Wicklow, Cork, Kerry, and Sligo. These titles achieve a combined average reach of 1.9 million readers each week across print and online. In the Republic of Ireland, INM is the clear leader in newspaper publishing with the Irish Independent holding a readership of 512,100, +47% more audience than nearest daily competitor and the Sunday Independent with a readership of 687,400, +51% more audience than nearest Sunday competitor. (TGI ROI 2019)
Digital news platforms
independent.ie and belfasttelegraph.co.uk are the Group’s primary online news portals which compliment our national and regional newspaper titles. They are Ireland’s leading news sites across desktop and mobile. Independent.ie – Ireland’s number one online news publisher (comScore) – has a global average reach of 10.1 million unique users each month (Google Analytics February 2020)
Digital classified sites
INM has two printing facilities, one in Dublin, Republic of Ireland and one in Newry, Northern Ireland. These facilities service our owned brands in addition to third party print contracts.
Newspread Limited is a wholly-owned subsidiary of INM and is Ireland’s leading wholesale distributor of newspapers and magazines, delivering daily to its 5,400 plus network of retailers. In addition Newspread distributes books, stationery and other related products to the Irish retail market, providing range management, display and merchandising solutions. More recently, the company has launched a range of consumable products aimed at delicatessens, coffee shops, cafes and restaurants. Newspread also operates a home delivery network delivering newspapers and magazines to households across Ireland.
In early 2016, INM acquired four market-leading business and consumer titles from Belfast-based Greer Publications. As a result, our portfolio of print and online titles was enhanced by the addition of Ulster Business, Ulster Grocer, Northern Women and Hospitality Review NI.
INM will continue to maintain its leading position in the print and publishing industry on the Island of Ireland, continue to develop its digital platforms and continue to focus on acquiring new businesses that will profitably grow and diversify the Group.
Independent News & Media Group Limited
27-32 Talbot Street
Telephone: + 353 1 466 3200
Mary Gallagher, Company Secretary