The paper was founded in 1841 as the Cork Examiner to support the Catholic Emancipation movement in Ireland. Today the liberal paper is predominantly read in the south-western province of Munster, although it is distributed throughout Ireland. In December 2017, The Irish Times announced that it wanted to take over the Irish Examiner, but Ireland's Competition and Consumer Protection Commission has yet to give its approval.
|Frequency of publication||Monday to Saturday|
|Visits||1.000.000 - 5.000.000|
|Online payment model||All content for free|
|Publisher||Landmark Media Investments|
|Area of distribution||Nationwide|
|Address||Linn Dubh, Assumption Road, Blackpool, Cork|
|Phone||00353 21 4272722|