The Irish Independent is the flagship publication of Independent News & Media (INM) and Ireland's largest-selling daily newspaper. It habitually includes glossy magazines.
It is a sister of the broadsheet Sunday Independent. The Irish Independent is available on the Irish Newspaper Archives website up to 2004 you will only find "Black-And-White" microfilm pages but since 2005 the pages of the Irish Independent online in colour.
Since May 2012, the Irish Independent has been controlled by billionaire Denis O'Brien after O'Brien acquired a majority shareholding of parent company. In January 2008, at the same time as completing the purchase Today FM (Ireland's last national radio station independent of O'Brien and state broadcaster RTÉ), O'Brien increased his INM shareholding to become that company's second-biggest shareholder behind Tony O'Reilly, whom he ousted just over four years later. Traditionally a broadsheet newspaper, it introduced an additional compact size in 2004 and in December 2012 (following O'Brien's takeover) it was announced that the newspaper would become compact only. Source