Publishing Ireland was founded in 1970 as CLÉ – Irish Book Publishers’ Association in response to the need felt by publishers to share expertise and resources in order to benefit from opportunities and solve problems which were of common concern to all.
Membership of Publishing Ireland has grown significantly and comprises most of the major publishing houses in Ireland with a mixture of trade, general and academic publishers as members.
Publishing Ireland is a cross-border organisation, with a Board drawn from the member companies’ staff and various committees and working groups. Publishing Ireland is run on the principles of inclusion and accountability, responding to and anticipating members’ needs.
Publishing Ireland Board
Ruth Hegarty, Royal Irish Academy
Ronan Colgan, The History Press
Sharon Hannan, Gill & Macmillan
Other Publishing Ireland Board Members
Hannah Shorten, New Island Books
Eoin McHugh, Transworld Ireland
Ivan O’Brien, O’Brien Press
Noelle Moran, UCD Press
Helen Wright, Blackstaff Press
Chris Murphy, Appletree Press
Una MacConville, Wordwell