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About Us

Letter from the Editor

Irishmirror.ie is the digital voice and online edition of the Irish Daily Mirror newspaper.

Launched in 1997, the Irish Mirror has become the very clear voice of working class people in the Republic of Ireland campaigning for better pay, better working conditions, better education for everyone and a better health service for all in both print and online.

The website was born in April 2013 and is one of the most read and influential digital sites on the island of Ireland, with a highly engaged mass audience.

We pride ourselves in reporting the news fairly and accurately and have built up a unique sense of trust with our readers.

We seek the truth with every story, picture and video we publish every hour of every day.

Since our inception we have brought some of the biggest stories from across the country and around the world to our audience, from the Northern Ireland Peace Process, our campaign to axe zero hour contracts, the plight of the homeless in Ireland, the country's economic crash, the betrayal by Ireland's banks, 9/11 to the rise of ISIS and its sinister terrorist attacks across Europe.

We report politics with energy and honesty and, although as a publisher left of centre, we tell it as it is, cutting through the spin and let the readers make up their own mind.

As we as informing we also believe we are here to entertain and we take huge pride in our daily sport and showbiz stories.

We have established a reputation online for live blogging all the country's big GAA and rugby matches which makes people feel they are present at this big events even though they can't be. They trust our reporting.

The Irish Mirror has a fully integrated newsroom and our reporters file for both online and print 24 hours a day. Each and everyone of them are aware of their responsibilities to ensure they get there facts right and to cut through the fog of fake news.

Our mission is to stand up for the underdog, expose the corrupt, hold the powerful to account, and to tell the truth as it happens.

We are thrilled and honoured to be a launch partner of The Trust Project, and to try and make the world a better place for all of us.

How our journalists work

Ethics policy

The maintenance of high editorial standards is at the core of the Irish Mirror's business philosophy.

Reach PLC, The Irish Mirror’s parent company, is a member of and is regulated by the Office of the Press Ombudsman and Irish Press Council.

Our journalists work according to the Irish Press Council’s code of conduct which sets the benchmark for ethical standards in journalism, and is enforced by the Office of the Press Ombudsman. On joining the Irish Mirror, all editorial staff complete a training course in the code and legal refresher training.

At the Irish Mirror, we recognise that protecting the rights of the individual consistently comes into conflict with the public’s right to know. This means we have to make difficult judgements, sometimes quickly, which are impossible to get right all of the time. Regular bulletins and seminars give staff the best opportunity to learn from mistakes, whether our own or those of other parts of the media industry.

We are a launch partner of The Trust Project, an international initiative to make it easier for readers to find out more about the organisations and the people providing them with news, and to support quality journalism.

Verification and fact checking

We expect our staff to use their best endeavours to verify the stories being put forward for publication.

Unnamed sources

Journalists have an obligation under code of conduct to protect their sources, but we also have a duty to establish that the sources we use are reliable and that material has been appropriately obtained. Story provenance is ultimately the responsibility of the Editor.

When using unnamed sources, the company relies on the integrity, experience and professionalism of its staff.

Our awards and successes

Irish Mirror recently won front page of the year at the Irish Press Awards 2017.

Corrections Policy

We pride ourselves in journalism that is honest, accurate and fair and we do our best to correct errors or publish clarifications as soon as possible.

The Irish Daily Mirror subscribes to the Code of Practice of the Press Council of Ireland and the Press Ombudsman, which set the benchmark for high professional standards.

If you believe that we have got something wrong, please let us know. We are happy to set the record straight quickly and clearly. Our contact details are:

Once verified, we will correct the story on the website as soon as possible. Where appropriate, the fact a correction has been made will be noted on the story and/or on the corrections and clarifications page.

The Office of the Press Ombudsman and the Press Council of Ireland are the independent bodies which govern the newspaper industry.

The Code of Practice and details of how to lodge a complaint are available from:

Write: Office of the Press Ombudsman and Press Council of Ireland

Ground Floor

3 Westland Square

Pearse Street

Dublin 2

D02 N567

Website: www.presscouncil.ie

Email: info@pressombudsman.ie

Telephone: +353 1 6489130

Tell us what you think

There are many ways for you to get in touch with us to have your say.

Our People

Audience and Content Director: Chris Sherrard

Online Editor: Cormac O'Shea

Deputy Online Editor: Brynmor Pattison

Group Social Media Editor: Ian Mangan

Our Business

Irish Mirror is part of the Reach PLC. Reach is Britain’s largest newspaper, magazine and digital publisher, with a print and online portfolio reaching 38.6million people every month. The award-winning Reach publications stretch across England, Scotland and Wales, with more than 150 newspaper titles and more than 80 websites. These iconic brands sit at the heart of their communities, forming part of the fabric of everyday life for thousands of people across the UK. Find out which of our regional titles is nearest you, whether online or in print.

Reach is listed on the London Stock Exchange, and is part of the FTSE SmallCap Index.

Irish Mirror does not have a paywall and is available free to readers both on the web and as an app. As such, you are kindly asked to whitelist Irish Mirror if you are running an ad-blocker.

In addition to newspaper sale price, our titles are funded by advertising, partnerships, sponsorships and affiliate commission, which are regulated by the ASAI.

Diversity Policy

The Company is committed to increasing the service quality, profitability and efficiency of the Company by attracting and recruiting the people who are best suited to meet the standards for the role and the Company without regard to race, creed, colour, nationality (subject to legal eligibility), ethnic origin, religion, gender, age, sex change, sexual orientation, marital status, connections with a national minority, membership or non-membership of a trade union or, unless justifiable, disability.

We pursue a policy of equal opportunities for all employees and potential employees.

Equal Opportunities

The [Reach] Group continues its commitment to equality of opportunity in all its employment practices to ensure we attract and retain the best people. In 2016, both the number of women within the Group and the number of women occupying senior managerial roles increased to 42% of staff (2015: 37%) and 31% (2015: 24%) respectively. Senior managers have responsibility for key businesses or functions within the Group.