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About Publishing Ireland

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 2017

Ronan Colgan


The History Press

Becky McIndoe


Chartered Accountants Ireland

Ivan O'Brien

 Vice President
The O'Brien Press

Publishing Ireland Board Members

Fiona Murphy, Penguin Random House Ireland

Committees: Chair of Communications

Mariel Deegan, New Island Books

Committees: Communications

Maeve Convery, Roads Publishing

Committees: Co-Chair of Training Committee

Helen Wright, Blackstaff Press

Committees: Co-Chair of Training Committee

Chris Murphy, Appletree Press

Committees: International

Una MacConville, Wordwell

Committees: Communications & Partnerships

Michael Diviney, Chartered Accountants Ireland

Committees: International

Conor Graham, Irish Academic Press

Cecilia West, Messenger Publications

Committees: Training & Partnerships

Nicki Howard, Gill Books