INM to drop inserts from free papers

The media group has received complaints from retailers on the matter

28th February, 2016
Independent News and Media has stopped including supplements in their publications Pic: RollingNews.ie

Independent News and Media has stopped including supplements in the thousands of free newspapers it distributes daily, after fielding complaints from retailers on the matter.

More than 16,000 free copies, known as bulk sales, of the Irish Independent are given out each day, which accounts for almost one in every six copies of the newspaper.

Vincent Jennings, chief executive of the Convenience Stores and Newsagents Association, said its members took serious issue with publishers’ use of...

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