I have a question. Why are Irish newspapers so expensive? Why, for example, in Dublin shops the Irish Independent is eur1.60 and The (London) Independent is eur1.00? Why is the Irish Times eur1.60 and The (London) Times 90c? I could also ask why are the Irish Times and the Irish Independent charging exactly the same price? Are the prices agreed between them or is it just a happy and amazing coincidence? Surely they are in competition?
While I'm on the subject of printed media prices, why if newspapers can set the price they are sold at then magazines and books can not do the same? Prices on books and magazines vary widely from shop to shop in Ireland. The prices printed on the back and used in many other countries do not apply here and the shops can pretty much charge what they like.