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From periods ending January 2020 ROI titles will now report under the ROI Newspaper Reporting Standards.



Historical updates

Issued January 2019 
  • Consolidated auditing: Option for six monthly certificates to be audited on an annual cycle

Issued October 2018
  • New ABC Standards have been agreed for ROI Newspapers. The link above details significant changes in reporting and circulation requirements that will come into effect from Reporting Periods ending December 2018 
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.


Archived standards

If you require past versions of Reporting Standards you can find them here.

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