Gazette Group Newspapers (GGN), now Dublin Gazette (DG) was co-founded in January, 2004, by Michael McGovern, a veteran of Saatchi and Saatchi, with the mission of launching quality weekly newspaper titles in the Greater Dublin Area. DG believes that Greater Dublin is the most prized newspaper territory in the country, possessing the most rewarding demographics, the greatest spending power and the most spectacular levels of population growth.
Dublin Gazette is dedicated to publishing a newspaper for the Greater Dublin Area– and this mission began with the successful launch of the Lucan Gazette and Blanch Gazette (in March and May of 2004), the Clondalkin Gazette (in October of 2005), and continued in May of 2007 with the launch of the Dundrum Gazette.
Our Dun Laoghaire Gazette was launched in December 2007, and DGN completed its initial launch programme in March 2008 with the introduction of the Swords Gazette (rebranded to Fingal Gazette in 2016).
DG’s launched its most recent publication in February 2014 – Dublin City Gazette. Enabling DGN to offer advertisers a unique combination of seven titles to advertise within in order to reach in excess of 300,000 people in the Greater Dublin Area.
In October 2017, Dublin Gazette repositioned its titles in line with the four Local Authorities in Dublin, while also increasing its circulation to 75,000 papers each week. By repositioning the titles in line with the Local Authorities in Dublin, Dublin Gazette have now consolidated its position as the Number One free newspaper group in Dublin. The repositioned editions are now known as Dublin Gazette South Edition, North Edition, West Edition & City Edition.
In September 2020, Dublin Gazette took the decision to consolidate it’s four titles to offer one great publication to the readership across the County.
PJ Cunningham was appointed as editor in 2021 and that Liz Ferris who came in to Dublin Gazette in 2019 as the Commercial Director is now the General Manager since 2020.
Dublin Gazette (DG) is dedicated to launching quality, weekly suburban newspapers aimed at representing, and giving a clear and strong voice, to the rapidly developing communities circling Dublin City. Each Dublin Gazette title:
- Fosters, and further embraces, the sense of community spirit that exists in each of Dublin’s new urban centres.
- Addresses the thoughts and needs, and central issues that arise, through schooling, transport and health needs etc., affecting all of the people living in the fastest-growing urban areas in Ireland.
- Affords businesses, big and small, the opportunity of communicating with all of the people living in each community, and also presents businesses and ‘business communities’ with the opportunity of reaching out to the entire suburban population of Dublin City and County.
- Treats all issues, and represents voluntary organisations within these communities, in a fair and balanced manner.
- Strongly supports schools, sports clubs and all voluntary organisations, in their efforts to communicate clearly and effectively with all of the people in each community.
- Serves as a strong, positive, self-respecting voice for all of the people who have chosen to live in each community.
- Takes a central, dynamic role in campaigning on the issues central to the lives of all of the people living in each community – supporting people, schools, clubs and organisations and local businesses, in order to make each community a better and more rewarding place in which to live.