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Irish Examiner

The paper was founded in 1841 as the Cork Examiner to support the Catholic Emancipation movement in Ireland. Today the liberal paper is predominantly read in the south-western province of Munster, although it is distributed throughout Ireland. After a rapid readership increase around the millennium it has seen a steady decline since 2010.

Medium: daily
Political orientation: Liberal
Circulation: 35,000 (2014)
Frequency of publication: Monday to Saturday
Visits per month: 1.000.000 - 5.000.000
Online payment model: All content free of charge

Location: Cork, Ireland
Publisher: Landmark Media Investments
Area of distribution: Nationwide
Established: 1841

Linn Dubh, Assumption Road, Blackpool, Cork
Phone: 00353 21 4272722
Twitter: @irishexaminer

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2 articles from this medium have been cited in the European press review by euro|topics.

1.  Irish Examiner - Ireland | Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Ireland's anti-smoking policy exemplary

The Irish government decided on Tuesday that starting 2014 cigarettes may only be sold in plain, neutral packs without logos. Currently such a strict rule exist only in Australia. The liberal Irish daily Irish Examiner praises the initiative in the fight against smoking: "Anything that can be done to discourage people from smoking is to be welcomed. Anything that can be done to try to help smokers break their self-destructive habit is to be encouraged.... Those still smoking, and there are far, far too many, are prepared to pay nearly €10 for 20 cigarettes so continually making tobacco more expensive does not seem as effective a deterrent as it might be. The Government is to be congratulated on making Ireland the second country in the world to confront the obscenity of tobacco marketing in this way."

2.  Irish Examiner - Ireland | Friday, August 21, 2009

Mercy more important than revenge

The liberal daily The Irish Examiner puts mercy over revenge in the case of the terminally ill Lockerbie bomber Abdelbaset Ali al-Megrahi: "Virtually every chapter of history shows that inhuman treatment of prisoners does little to defeat an enemy. Rather, it deepens divisions and hatreds and makes conflict resolution all the more difficult. [The prisons of] Guantánamo, Long Kesh [in Northern Ireland] and [the South African] Robben Island all had, as far as their administrators were concerned, very necessary functions but that does not mean they did not contribute to deepening the resolve of at least some of those imprisoned. Abdelbaset Ali al-Megrahi was convicted of the most terrible crime and were he not terminally ill there would be no possible argument for his release. He ... has blood on his hands but it is difficult to understand what is to be gained - other than revenge - by keeping a dying man behind bars. Equally, it would be unwise for anyone, American or Libyan, to confuse mercy with weakness. Surely mercy will do more to build bridges than revenge."

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