Irish market returns to fortune

Irish market returns to fortune

The Irish print market’s return to form over the past two years has been even more dramatic than the UK’s rebound. After declining to record lows in 2013, with value dropping 14% to €106.1m, it contracted further still in 2014, with volume dropping 0.6%, shaving off 55,372 units from the annual total. In 2015 and 2016, however, the Irish market saw a return to fortune.

Despite the first half of 2015 posting a 2% drop in volume, the latter half of the year pulled it back spectacularly, resulting in a 4.5% jump in volume and a staggering 10.8% improvement in value (an extra €11.5m) by the ye...

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