Ireland is bucking the trend: most newspapers experienced readership gains in the past year, according to Lansdowne Market Research’s Joint National Readership Survey. The number of adults reading at least one paper per week reached 92 per cent of the population: up to 2.9 million from 2.8 million the year before. Readership or the Irish Times rose 14 per cent; and the Irish Independent grew 16 per cent. The growth if beliueved to be thanks to an improved economy and a more literate workforce.
(From Business World)