British businessman Richard Desmond, whose Northern & Shell group owns 50 per cent of ‘Independent Star’. The stake is being acquired by ‘Mirror’ publisher Reach. Photograph: Peter Macdiarmid / Getty Images.

Independent Star, the company that publishes the Irish Daily Star, made a net profit of €1.5 million in 2017, down 15 per cent on the previous year, a(...)

Reach, publisher of the Irish Daily Mirror, is buying 50% of the ‘Irish Daily Star’. The other half is owned by ‘Irish Independent’ publisher INM. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Reach, the British newspaper publisher formerly known as Trinity Mirror, has been cleared to buy 50 per cent of the company behind the Irish Daily Sta(...)

Title synergies: “Mirror” publisher Reach now owns the “Daily Star” in the UK, although it awaits clearance for the 50% stake in the “Irish Daily Star”. Photograph: PA

Reach plc is the newish successor to the newspaper publisher that used to be called Trinity Mirror, making it the only FTSE-listed company to share a (...)

Independent Star Limited, owner of the ‘Irish Daily Star’, recorded a turnover of €20.2 million during the year, down from €21.7 million in 2014. Photograph: Peter Muhly/Getty Images

The company behind the Irish Daily Star made a profit of €1.9 million in 2015, according to accounts recently filed in the Companies Office. Indepe(...)

He admits he “might be biased”, but Paul Cooke, the new co-owner of the Sunday Business Post, says he thinks the newspaper “looks brilliant actually” (...)

Paul Cooke (far right), the man now expected to take the managerial reins of the Sunday Business Post, at a National Newspapers of Ireland (NNI) function in 211. Photograph: Dara MacDónaill/The Irish Times

Paul Cooke has form when it comes to getting media ventures off the ground and keeping them above it. The man now expected to take the managerial rein(...)