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Reporting Standards for print products registered in the Republic of Ireland Paid Newspapers sector.

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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.

The Irish 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:  

  • Magazines Ireland, Grace Aungier, Chief Executive
  • Independent News & Media, Enda Daly, Operations / Circulation Analysis
  • Association of Advertisers in Ireland (AAI), Barry Dooley
  • Glanbia Consumer Foods Ireland, Eoin Doyle, Head of Marketing, Food
  • EuroTimes, Colin Kerr, Executive Editor
  • NewsBrands Ireland, Ann Marie Lenihan, Chief Executive Officer
  • Brendan McCabe, Chair
  • PHD, Jason Nebenzahl, Managing Director
  • Local Ireland, Johnny O'Hanlon, Director
  • IAPI, Charley Stoney, CEO
  • The Irish Times, Fran Walsh, Newspaper Sales Development Manager

Submission deadlines

PeriodSubmission deadline
Dec 2019 01/02/2020

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

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