The ABC Circulations for Jan June 2011 were released and make for fairly sobering reading. The circulation of National newspapers papers in the Republic of Ireland has declined by over 165,000 in twelve months. The biggest faller was in the Sunday market where there have been two newspaper closures in the year. Even stripping out those two titles, like for like sales of the remaining titles is still down 5%.

Mornings are dwon 5% and the evening market continues its near two decade decline.

Market JJ 2011 JJ 2010 Diff ‘000 Diff %
Total Sunday 993,598 1,120,808 -127,210 -11%
Total Morning 575,008 605,354 -30,346 -5%
Total Evening 81,947 89,945 -7,998 -9%
Total Market 1,650,553 1,816,107 -165,554 -9%

You can get a closer look at each market here: Sunday, Morning, Evening. The Regional will follow shortly