The Irish Print Union was a trade union representing print workers in Ireland.

Irish Print Union
Merged intoSIPTU
FoundedNovember 1983
Headquarters35 Gardiner Street Lower, Dublin
  • Ireland
Key people
Owen Curran (General Secretary)
AffiliationsIrish Congress of Trade Unions

The union was founded in 1983 when the Irish Graphical Society merged with the Irish Bookbinders' and Allied Trades Union and the Electrotypers' and Stereotypers' Society of Dublin and District. However, the union struggled with declining employment in the industry, in particular as computerisation was introduced. Membership of the union fell, and in 1998 it merged into the Services, Industrial, Professional and Technical Trade Union.[1]

General Secretaries

1983: Owen Curran[2]


  1. ^ Arthur Marsh and John B. Smethurst, Historical Directory of Trade Unions, vol.5, p.85
  2. ^ "Former print union leader Curran dies", Irish Independent, 9 May 2014