Dublin Gazette to cut back number of titles it publishes

Local newspaper group seeking to boost circulation from 55,000 to 75,000

The Gazette is shrinking down the number of local editions to four

The Gazette is shrinking down the number of local editions to four


The Dublin Gazette Group, which currently operates seven local editions, is to trim back the number of titles it publishes.

The group is amalgamating its local gazettes under one title that will have four editions every Thursday, covering the four local authorities for Dublin city and county.

The Dublin Gazette Group has been distributing free newspapers since March 2004 and has a weekly distribution of 55,000. Plans to increase to a circulation of 75,000 by increasing its distribution locations of its papers across the capital are already in motion, it said.

The group was formed by Ireland on Sunday founder Liam Hayes and Michael McGovern, who formerly worked at Saatchi and Saatchi.

Up until last month the company published the Dublin Gazette, the Lucan Gazette, the Blanch Gazette, the Clondalkin Gazette, the Dundrum Gazette, the Dún Laoghaire Gazette and the Fingal Gazette.

“By repositioning our titles in line with the local authorities, this will allow us to cater for larger audiences that in many cases have not had a local source of news, sports and entertainment that is directly related to them,” said Mr McGovern, group managing director.