Iconic Newspapers is an Irish newspaper company that publishes over 20 regional newspapers. Iconic Newspapers are owned by Mediaforce who are majority owned by Malcolm Denmark. Iconic Newspapers hold their newspaper assets in a subsidiary called Formpress Publishing.
In 2014, Iconic Newspapers acquired Johnson Press Ireland. Johnston Press Ireland was formed in 2005 following the purchase of Scottish Radio Holdings's newspapers known as Score Press by Johnston Press in 2005 for £155 million. In the same year, Johnson Press Ireland also purchased the Leinster Leader Group (just after Leinster Leader Group had purchased Tallaght Publishing Ltd), who published six titles, for €138.6 million. 
In May 2017, it was report that Iconic Newspapers may bid to acquire some Landmark Media Investments regional titles. Iconic Newspapers did not proceed with this acquisition.
In September 2017, it was reported that Iconic Newspapers managing director Joe Flaherty, was selected to run for Fianna Fail in Longford-Westmeath.
In January 2018, the 2017 accounts were published. Revenues at Formpress Publishing Ltd declined by 2pc from €13m to €12.6m. Numbers employed by the company last year reduced from 165 to 161 with staff costs declining from €6.84m to €6.59m.
In January 2019, the accounts up to March 2018 were published. Revenues at Formpress Publishing Ltd declined by 3pc from €12.6m to €12.2m. Numbers employed by the company last year increased from 161 to 163. Profits declined 6%.
In April 2019, Iconic Newspapers acquired two newspaper titles from Alpha Newspaper Group. The acquisition is subject to competition authority approval. In October 2019, the competition authority approved the transaction subject to conditions. The Irish government need to approve the acquisition next. 
In August 2019, Fine Gael Senator Paudie Coffey has settled his High Court action with Iconic Newspapers.
In March 2020, the accounts up to 31 March 2019 were published. The results were affected by the acquisitions. Numbers employed by the company reduced from 153 to 149.
In March 2020, Iconic Newspapers let staff go due to lack of newspaper advertising due to the coronavirus pandemic.  The National Union of Journalists (NUJ) said that Iconic Newspapers “has laid off dozens of journalists, made a number of staff compulsorily redundant and temporarily shut two newspapers”.
In December 2020, it was announced that Iconic Newspapers' owners Mediaforce was subscribing £6 million in loan notes towards the sale of JPI Media Publishing Limited to National World plc. JPIMedia is the third largest publisher of regional newspapers and websites in the UK with over 100 newspapers including 13 daily newspapers. 
In January 2021, further staff cuts occurred at Iconic Newspapers publications such as the Tipperary Star. 
Current Irish newspaper titles
- Derry News (acquired from River Media)
- County Derry Post (acquired from River Media)
- Donegal Democrat (acquired from Johnston Press)
- Donegal People's Press (acquired from Johnston Press)
- Donegal Post (acquired from River Media)
- Dundalk Democrat (acquired from Johnston Press)
- Finn Valley Post (acquired from River Media)
- Inish Times (acquired from River Media)
- Kildare Post (acquired from River Media)
- Kilkenny People (acquired from Johnston Press)
- The Kilkenny Reporter (launched by Iconic Newspapers, not connected to closed title called Kilkenny Reporter)
- Leinster Express (acquired from Johnston Press)
- Leinster Leader (acquired from Johnston Press)
- Leitrim Observer (acquired from Johnston Press)
- Letterkenny People (acquired from Johnston Press)
- Letterkenny Post (acquired from River Media)
- The Limerick Chronicle (acquired from Johnston Press)
- Limerick Leader (acquired from Johnston Press)
- Longford Leader (acquired from Johnston Press)
- Midland Tribune (acquired from Alpha Newspaper Group)
- The Nationalist (Tipperary) (acquired from Johnston Press)
- Tipperary Star (acquired from Johnston Press
- Tullamore Tribune (acquired from Alpha Newspaper Group)
Former newspaper titles
- Limerick Chronicle (now a supplement in the Limerick Leader, not a standalone title)
- Offaly Express
- Carlow Live
- Cork Live
- Offaly Express (former newspaper title)
- Derry Now
- Donegal Live (involves the news teams of the Donegal Democrat, Donegal Post, Donegal People's Press and Inish Times)
- Kildare Now
- Tipperary Live (The Nationalist and the Tipperary Star)
- Waterford Live
Iconic Newspapers run 23 websites in total, which are mainly websites linked to their newspaper titles.
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- "Press Release on Purchase of Score Press". Archived from the original on August 8, 2007.
- "Press Release on Purchase of Leinster Leader Group". Archived from the original on August 8, 2007.
- "FF newspaper boss won't use titles to win vote". www.independent.ie. Retrieved 17 November 2018.
- Highland, News. "NUJ calls on Iconic Newspapers to halt redundancies at Donegal Democrat - Highland Radio - Latest Donegal News and Sport". www.highlandradio.com. Retrieved 17 November 2018.
- "Profits at publisher Formpress drop 12pc". www.independent.ie. Retrieved 17 November 2018.
- Editor, Gary McDonald Business (November 17, 2018). "Seven weekly newspapers within the River Media stable have been sold to Iconic Newspapers". The Irish News.CS1 maint: extra text: authors list (link)
- "FG senator: article called me a 'robber' and cost me my Dáil seat". www.independent.ie.
- Deegan, Gordon. "Profits at 'Limerick Leader' publisher fall 6%". The Irish Times.
- O’Loughlin, Ann (March 19, 2019). "Ex-Minister settles action against local newspaper publisher". Irish Examiner.
- O'Faolain, Aodhan. "Defamation action involving ex-FF minister Michael Smith settled". The Irish Times.
- "Former top Unionist to sell newspaper business south of the Border". www.independent.ie.
- Hamilton, Peter. "Limerick Leader owner cleared to acquire two more titles". The Irish Times.
- "Paudie Coffey settles High Court defamation action with newspaper". The Irish Times.
- Paul, Mark. "Iconic Newspapers in talks to acquire Munster Express". The Irish Times.
- Deegan, Gordon. "Pre-tax profits surge by 29% to €1.13m at Limerick Leader owner". The Irish Times.
- Mullooly, Ciaran (March 25, 2020). "Job losses at local newspapers as ad revenue collapses" – via www.rte.ie. Cite journal requires
- Slattery, Laura. "Local newspapers urged to halt layoffs and avail of subsidies". The Irish Times.
- "Iconic Newspapers Group Asked To Reconsider Temporary Layoffs In Midlands". Midlands 103.
- Early, Ronan. "Coronavirus: staff at Irish local newspaper group to be stood down for six weeks" – via www.thetimes.co.uk.
- Times, The Times & The Sunday. "Sorry..." – via www.thetimes.co.uk.
- "Acquisition of JPI Group and Directorate Change - 13:00:08 31 Dec 2020 - NWOR News article | London Stock Exchange". www.londonstockexchange.com.
- Brophy, Michael; Limited, Dreamglade (January 27, 2021). "Staffing cuts at Iconic owned newspapers in Tipperary criticised in the Seanad".
- Whyte, Barry J. "Papering over the cracks?". Business Post.
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- "The latest Donegal News, Business and Sport - DonegalLive.ie". www.donegallive.ie.
- "About TipperaryLive.ie". www.tipperarylive.ie.
- "We are hiring! Iconic Newspapers hiring advertising assistant in Midlands". www.limerickleader.ie.