Free newspapers hit the streets of Dublin back in October 2005, when Metro and Herald AM launched. They were designed to be a concise read, containing bite-sized national and international news, wrapped around local information and lifestyle features.

The two titles merged to become Metro Herald on 7th January 2010 and now distribute 65,000 copies daily in the Greater Dublin area.

Metro Herald is a joint-venture between Associated Newspapers, Independent News & Media and The Irish Times. These three partners bring unrivalled newspaper publishing expertise.

The free newspaper style is now a worldwide phenomenon publishing 44 million copies daily in 56 countries world wide. Internationally, these have a global reach of 18 million daily readers and over 38 million weekly readers.