The Irish Examiner celebrates 180th anniversary

A message from the Irish Examiner team:

Today (29th of August 2021), we celebrate the 180th anniversary of the Irish Examiner.

A news publisher exists to reflect the society which it serves.  The Irish Examiner is no different.  It has changed and reinvented itself over and over again through the years, evolving yet ever present, as we strive to tell the story to our readers of history in the making, covering every aspect of the social, economic, political, cultural and sporting events of our lifetime.

A lot has changed in the way we work since the publication of our first newspaper on the 30th August 1841. We moved from hot metal typesetting to the introduction of colour printing and in the last three years have made great progress to becoming a truly digitally focused 24/7 news publisher.  While a lot may have changed over the past 180 years, the heart of what we do has stayed the same.  Our commitment is to publish honest, independent fact based journalism.  Our combined print and digital readership is a testament to our continued relevance to our readers and customers.   Through challenging and sometimes very difficult times we have a lot to celebrate, resilient as ever, as we work through the next phase of our history, our digital re-organisation. 

We launched our digital subscription service earlier this year.  We are thrilled with its early success.  Traffic to is at record levels, and this together with strong print sales of our Saturday newspaper is a significant contributor to the business and a reflection of reader confidence, trust and engagement with our brand.

We have new digital advertising solutions that will help us support your needs and we will continue to do our best to meet your expectations. We very much appreciate the support from the business community and hope that you will continue to partner with us on our website and pages, buy the paper and read us online. Our continued success relies heavily on your continued support.

The Irish Examiner’s 180th anniversary was marked with the publication of a three week editorial series and special broadsheet supplement, reflecting on the key social, economic, political, cultural and sporting events of the past 180 years. An extensive multi-platform campaign across the brand’s press, online and social channels, national and regional radio activity along with trade and customer activations and a tailored digital subscription offering were put in place to mark this significant milestone in the history of the Irish Examiner. 

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