The B2B magazine site built using in the blog software Movable Type wins a gong: "Irish Medical Times (www.imt.ie) scooped the Website of the Year 2008 Award at last night's Periodical Publishers Association of Ireland awards."
"The Irish Times will publish under its own title online from Monday morning with the launch of a new site for the newspaper, www.irishtimes.com . Access to the site will be free."
FOI fees blamed as requests in Ireland drop sharply in two years.
"Freedom of Information requests to the Department of Finance have dropped in volume by nearly 80 per cent since the Act was amended in 2003." (via Martin Rosenbaum)
Linked to purchase of the Irish regional newspaper: "Independent News & Media, the Irish Times, Johnston Press and John Taylor's Alpha Newspapers ... along with ... Claret Capital and ... Boundary Capital, as well as UK media groups who are new to the Iri
"There are 10 cases listed in the legal diary of the High Court involving Associated Newspapers (Ireland) Ltd. -- the Irish offshoot of Lord Rothermere's British media empire."
"Associated Newspapers, publisher of the Irish Mail on Sunday and Irish Daily Mail, are to pay €225,000 in damages and costs to former Smart Telecom chief Oisin Fanning after he won his libel action last week."
"The first audit of an Irish newspaper’s online readers in expected early next year, while some online newspaper and magazine sites in Britain are reporting daily numbers for their users."
"Freesheet Metro racked up losses of more than €8.3m during its first 15 months on Dublin's streets."