Thursday, August 22 16:41:14
Newspaper sales continued on a downward trajectory in the first half of this year, falling 7pc compared to a year earlier, the latest figures from the Audit Bureau of Circulations show.
Less than 496,000 morning newspapers were sold between January and June according to the figures.
In the Sunday market there were 834,374 newspapers sold, 9pc lower than in the first half of 2012 while evening newspaper sales fell 6pc to just below 74,000.
In the morning newspaper market, The Irish Times dropped 9pc to 84,201 while The Irish Examiner was down 5.8pc to 37,897.
The figures include bulk sales.
The Irish Independent recorded a relatively small decline of 4pc to 121,120, while The Irish Daily Mail was only down marginally with 51,675 sales.
In the Sunday market, the Sunday Independent fell 3pc to 232,494, while The Sunday World was 7pc lower at 211,161.
The Sunday Business Post, which recently exited an examinership process, was also 7pc lower at 38,293 while The Sunday Times was down 8pc at 98,328.
Meanwhile, The Evening Herald sold 4pc fewer newspapers at 58,545, while Cork's Evening Echo dropped 12pc to 15,397.