- Why don't the Charts go back prior to 1962?
The Irish Charts were first broadcast on RTE on October 1st 1962.
Previous charts were printed in the Evening Herald from 1959 and
we are currently debating whether these should be treated as "official"
charts and therefore included on www.irishcharts.ie
- Are you going to print a book of the Irish Charts?
We looked at the idea of publishing a book and decided that the
only way it would be economically feasible would be if it was
heavily supported by advertising and even then the retail price
would have been too high.
So we decided to make all our archives available for free on this
This does not mean that a book will never be published, just not
for the foreseeable future.
- Are you going to create a website of the Albums Charts archives?
Our information for pre - 1992 album charts is patchy and unreliable.
An albums charts archives website is on our list of things to
do but it is not a high priority for us at the moment.
- Why aren't previous years' Certification awards published
on the website?
We are at present compiling pre - 2005 lists of certification
awards. Please check again soon.
- On average, how many copies does a single need to sell in
order to be in the Top 10?
Sales figures are private and confidential and only disclosed
to IRMA members. Furthermore, sales for a Top 10 place will vary
from week to week, depending on that week's releases.
- How can we get hold of "The Larry Gogan Book of Irish
Larry Gogan's book covers the Singles Charts for the period 1962
to 1983 and has been out of print for some time.
- There are mistakes in the data!
Well, although we have tried to ensure that all data was accurate,
we do realise that errors may occur. Should you come across an
error and your alternative is verifiable, we will be happy to
amend our records.