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Reporting Standards for print and digital editions of products registered in the Republic of Ireland ABC Bulk Distribution sector.


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Issued April 2017
  • Excluded issues: The ability to exclude an issue of a paid for publication from the average circulation due to a local bank holiday has been amended to those issues where sales are affected by a local public holiday, evidenced either by publication on an official local authority website or by virtue of a long-standing custom/tradition previously recognised by ABC. 
Issued December 2016
  • Event Audience (Multi-Platform Certificate/Report) - You can report a simple event audience figure on a Multi-Platform Certificate/Report. The attendance figure will comprise people that have attended (whether paying or free), with them being counted once on each day they attend.

  • Awards Seat Sales (Multi-Platform Certificate/Report) - You can report seat sales for Awards Events on a Multi-Platform Certificate/Report. Further details of attendees are not required.

If you require information on any earlier changes please contact us.


The Irish (ROI) Council

The Irish (Republic of Ireland) Council has the responsibility for ABC Reporting Standards for Republic of Ireland giving it the authority to develop rule sets directly relating to Irish (ROI) publications.

A publication will report under the ROI Reporting Standards if it publishes the majority of its circulation/distribution in the Republic of Ireland. 

The members of the Council are:  

  • Ann Marie Lenihan, Chief Executive Officer, NewsBrands Ireland

  • Barry Dooley, Association of Advertisers in Ireland (AAI)

  • Brendan McCabe (Chair)

  • Charley Stoney, CEO, IAPI

  • Colin Kerr, Executive Editor, EuroTimes

  • Enda Daly, Operations / Circulation Analysis, Independent News & Media

  • Eoin Doyle, Head of Marketing, Food, Glanbia Consumer Foods Ireland

  • Fran Walsh, Newspaper Sales Development Manager, The Irish Times

  • Grace Aungier, Chief Executive, Magazines Ireland

  • Jason Nebenzahl, Managing Director, PHD

  • Johnny O'Hanlon, Director, Local Ireland


Submission deadlines

Period Submission deadline
December 2018 01/02/2019
June 2019 01/08/2019

Accounting calendar

Details of the weeks applied to each audit month and the months applied to each reporting period.


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