The Herald (Ireland)

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The Herald
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TypeDaily newspaper
FormatTabloid (formerly broadsheet)
Owner(s)Independent News & Media, a subsidiary of Mediahuis
HeadquartersTalbot Street, Dublin

The Herald is a nationwide mid-market tabloid newspaper headquartered in Dublin, Ireland and published by Independent News & Media who are a subsidiary of Mediahuis.[1] It is published Monday-Saturday. The paper was known as the Evening Herald until its name was changed in 2013.


The Evening Herald was first published in Dublin on 19 December 1891.[2]

In 1982 the paper changed its size from broadsheet to tabloid.[citation needed]

Until November 2000, the Evening Herald was produced and pressed in Independent House on Middle Abbey Street, Dublin 1.[citation needed] The monochrome printing facility in the basement of this building was then retired, and the paper is now printed in full colour at a purpose-built plant in Citywest, along with the Irish Independent, the Sunday Independent and various other regional newspapers owned by Independent News & Media. In 2004, production of the paper was moved from Independent House to a new office on Talbot Street and the paper's old home was sold to the neighbouring department store, Arnotts, for an estimated €26 million.[citation needed]

The life of Herald music critic Chris Wasser was threatened by fans of boy band The Wanted in 2012 following the publication of his review of their gig in Dublin.[3]

In March 2013, it was reported that the Evening Herald was to be renamed The Herald. It is also set to become a morning rather than an evening newspaper.[4]

In March 2017, it was announced that INM were merging the Sunday World and The Herald newsrooms.[5]

In October 2020, Independent News & Media announced that they would not longer be supporting the Herald website and would merge the Herald newsroom with the INM newsroom. [6]

Digital archive[edit]

The Evening Herald is available on the Irish Newspaper Archives website; up to 2004 you will only find "Black-And-White" microfilm pages but since 2005 the pages of the Evening Herald online in colour.[citation needed]

The paper is also online at[citation needed]

Up to 2009 online at British Newspaper Archive.[citation needed]

Herald AM[edit]

On 10 October 2005, a free version of the Evening Herald, published in the mornings and entitled Herald AM, began distribution, as a defensive measure against the Daily Mail and General Trust-owned Metro, launched on the same date. It joined with another morning freesheet Metro to become the Metro Herald. Herald AM later closed.[citation needed]


Year (period) Average circulation per issue
1999 (January to June)[7]
2005 (January to June)[8]
2006 (January to June)[9]
2010 (January to June)[10]
2011 (January to June)[10]
2012 (January to June)[11]
2012 (July to December)[12]
2014 (July to December)[13]
2015 (July to December)[14]
2016 (January to June)[15]
2016 (July to December)[16]
2017 (January to June)[17]
2017 (July to December)[18]
2018 (January to June)[19]
2018 (July to December)[20]

In 2019, Independent News & Media exited the ABC auditing process.[21] Hence, no circulation figures are available after 2018.


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  2. ^ "Evening Herald Irish Newspaper Archives".
  3. ^ "'Don't kill Herald critic', The Wanted tell fans". Evening Herald. Independent News & Media. 14 March 2012. Retrieved 14 March 2012.
  4. ^ Roy Greenslade (4 March 2013). "Dublin evening paper to change title and be sold in the mornings". the Guardian. Retrieved 19 January 2015.
  5. ^ "INM to merge 'Herald' and 'Sunday World' newsrooms".
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  7. ^ "Good times begin to roll for hard-pressed newspaper sector".
  8. ^ "Irish Newspapers: Contrasting slants on circulation figures".
  9. ^ "Big drop for the Evening Herald". RTÉ.ie. 31 August 2006.
  10. ^ a b "Irish Evening Newspaper Circulation Jan June 2011 - Media and Marketing Consulting, PPC, SEO Ireland, Search Engine Optimisation".
  11. ^ "Evening Newspaper ABC Circulations, Jan-June 2012 - SEO Ireland, Search Engine Optimisation, Media and Marketing Consulting". Retrieved 19 January 2015.
  12. ^ "Evening Newspapers ABC June-Dec 2012 - SEO Ireland, Search Engine Optimisation, Media and Marketing Consulting". Retrieved 19 January 2015.
  13. ^ "Evening Newspapers ABC June-Dec 2014 - SEO Ireland, Search Engine Optimisation, Media and Marketing Consulting". Archived from the original on 20 February 2015. Retrieved 19 January 2015.
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  18. ^ "Irish Newspaper Circulation July-Dec 2017 Island of Ireland Report - Media and Marketing Consulting, PPC, SEO Ireland, Search Engine Optimisation".
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