Newspaper sales in Ireland appear to be falling slightly faster than in the UK.

According to the latest set of ABC figures for the island of Ireland, overall circulation decreased in the second half of 2014 by more than 7% compared to the same six months the year before.Interestingly, papers published in the UK but sold in Ireland, suffered larger falls than the home-produced titles, which is something of a turn-around in the fortunes of the Irish press.Even so, there is little for Ireland’s publishers to celebrate as far as print sales are concerned with year-on-year dips for the three national titles.Sales of the Irish Times fell 6.3% (to 76,882); the Irish Independent fell 4.1% (to 112,502); and the Irish Examiner was down by 7% (to 34,424).