Photo Sales Help

What is the Photo Sales service?

The Irish Times Photo Sales service provides printed copies of photographs taken by Irish Times photographers. The online photo archive allows you to browse or search over 220,000 images. Over 100 new photos are added each week. The images date back to September 2001 and a substantial number published before that date are also available. The archive also contains a selection of unpublished images.

Images from wire services (e.g. Reuters, Getty), freelance photographers, or privately-owned photos are not available through the photo sales service. If you require such an image, please contact us by emailing as we may be able to provide you with source contact details.

How do I search for an image?

Enter a search query (by keyword, page, photographer or date) or use the browse by date feature to search for images from a specified date range.

I am unable to find an image. What should I do?

There may be several reasons that you have been unable to locate an image:
  • For copyright reasons we can only sell photographs taken by Irish Times photographers.
  • For other photographs please contact us as we may be able to provide you with source contact details.
  • Only a limited number of unpublished photos are available.
  • The image may have been published before September 2001, in which case it may not be in our archive. If the date is prior to September 2001 please contact us and we may be able to assist in helping you locate the image you are looking for.

Are today's photos online?

The photos from each day's paper are uploaded by 7am each morning and are available through the Latest Newspaper Images section.

Copyright & Commercial Reproduction

All photographs are copyright of The Irish Times and are for private use only. They must not be reproduced, copied, published nor used for any commercial purpose without written consent. If you have a query relating the copyright or commercial reproduction of an Irish Times image please contact us.

Will the Irish Times logo feature on the prints I receive?

No, the logo on the left-hand side of each image will not feature on the photo you receive. This is an electronic copyright watermark which is only present online.

How do I order a photo?

You can order an Irish Times archive image by visiting

Can I preview my photo sales order online before I purchase?

When you search for an image within the Photo Sales system you will be shown a preview of the photo before you purchase it.

How long will it take to produce the photo?

Photo orders are dispatched within 5 working days and are processed Monday to Friday. If your order is urgent or required for a specific date, please contact us.

What do I receive when I purchase a photo?

The photos are of high quality resolution and have either a matt or gloss finish. Please note that the thumbnail images online are of a lesser quality than the developed photograph.

Can I order a framed photo?

You can order a framed photo of the 12 x 8 print. Unfortunately we do not offer a framing option for any of the other print sizes.

Can I send a photo as a gift to another address?

It is possible to change the delivery address during the payment process online.

Can I cancel my order after it has been purchased?

To cancel an order, please contact us. If the order has been processed it will not be possible to cancel it.

How can I pay?

Payment can be made online through
We accept credit card (Mastercard/Maestro, Visa) or debit card. We do not accept any other form of payment.

Is your online payment facility secure?'s payments are handled by Realex, who use state-of-the-art security tools and techniques to ensure that your online payment is completely secure. When you enter your credit or debit card details, a secure link is set up between your browser and Realex. If you would like more information, please visit

Will my credit card information be stored by

No, does not maintain any record of customers' credit card details.

What sizes are available and how much do they cost?

Images are available in the following sizes:

Size Price
12" x 8" (matt)€28.00
A3 (matt)€46.00
12" x 8" (matt), Framed€82.00

Can my order be delivered?

Yes, all orders can be delivered. Unframed orders are delivered by standard post and framed orders are delivered by courier. The delivery costs are below.
Size Ireland UK & NI Rest of Europe USA & Rest of World
12" x 8" (matt) € 2.50 € 2.50 € 5.00 € 5.00
A3 (matt) € 5.00 € 5.00 € 10.00 € 10.00
12" x 8" (matt), Framed € 20.00 € 25.00 € 50.00 € 70.00

Please allow extra time for delivery. Courier delivery is within 3 days worldwide. Standard post estimated delivery times are below:

  • Ireland: within 3 working days
  • UK: within 1 week
  • Rest of Europe: within 2 weeks
  • Rest of World: within 3 weeks accepts no responsibility for any loss, damage or delay due to delivery.

Can I collect my order?

Yes, you can collect your order at the following Photocare store locations free of charge. At purchase please specify the location you wish to collect the order from. Please allow 3 working days for your order to be transported to the collection location.
County Town/City Address
Co. Dublin Dublin 31Lower Abbey St.