As well as the Irish newpapers listed below, all newsagents stock most of the British dailies and weekend papers as standard. For other foreign newspapers, Easons on O'Connell Street (grid O47 on map l46o48) and Nassau Street (grid P50 on map p49s51) or Reads on Nassau Street (grid P50 on map p49s51) are your best bet.
The Irish Times, The Irish Independent and The Irish Examiner are the three national broadsheets published in the Republic. These are supplemented by a number of tabloid publications, such as The Star and The Irish Sun, and for evening reading in Dublin, the Evening Herald.
The Irish Times is considered the serious, intellectual voice of journalism in Ireland. Certainly it is an involved read, covering in minute detail the major events of the day. On occassion, it reproduces entire documents, pronouncements or court judgements along with in-depth analysis of them. Unlike many premier national dailies abroad, the Irish Times is refreshingly objective, often featuring opposing voices on the same subject. Wednesday's The Ticket is a great entertainment guide, The Property supplement on Thursday is more a review of the lifestyles of the rich and famous than a useful available property listing, the Business sections on friday are the place to go for professional job listings, and the Weekend supplement and Magazine are super guide to what's on around town. The crossword competitions are avidly followed.
The Irish Independent offers a more synopsised view of current events than the Irish TImes and is much less "stuffy" than that publication. The Indo is a super read, and more easily digestible than its haughty competitor, though perhaps less likely to be controversial. Along with the Herald, it is a good starting point when looking to rent accommodation in Dublin. The Times is pretty much useless for that.
The Irish Examiner is the only national broadsheet published outside the capital, emanating from the southern capital of Cork. Known until recently as The Cork Examiner, "de paper" is a well established broadsheet which has recently been struggling to shed its provincial feel and become a serious player nationally. The view from the south is refreshing, however, and visitors in particular might find it useful to see how national events are viewed from beyond the myopic Pale.
The tabloid papers are like tabloids everywhere, a fun read with little depth. The Star is an all-Irish production, with The Irish Sun ostensibly being the Irish edition of the popular British daily.
On weekends, The Sunday Independent, The Sunday Tribune, Ireland on Sunday and The Sunday Business Post are the four big national sunday editions. These are usually available late on Saturday night in the capital. In addition, the British sunday newspapers are very popular, with The Sunday Times being the biggest seller. The Post has an emphasis on financial Ireland, but is not exclusively devoted to the topic. The Independent and Tribune are well established and are a great sunday read, with reviews of the week in politics, sport and business. Curiously, there is no equivalent of the Irish Times on sundays, a definite niche in the marketplace. The Sunday World is the popular national sunday tabloid, with all that goes with that mantle.
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