About Us

A leading provider of multi-platform content solutions

The Press Association (PA) is the national news agency for the UK and Ireland and a leading multimedia content provider across web, mobile, broadcast and print. For the last 147 years PA has been providing fast, accurate feeds of text, data, photos and video. Today the business is increasingly focused on the delivery of complete products for both digital and print clients. 

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Missions & Values

As the UK’s leading national news agency, the Press Association is a trusted media service delivering a wealth of multimedia news, information and supplier of business-to-business media provisions.


As a journalism student at university, my week of work experience at PA has been invaluable. It's enabled me to put into practice the skills and knowledge that I'm currently learning.
Laura, Journalism student
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David Young promoted to PA’s Ireland Editor
13th October, 2015: Press Association (PA) , the national news agency of the UK and Ireland, has promoted David Young to Ireland Editor. David is currently Chief Reporter in Ireland and has been with the agency since 2007…
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The Press Association was founded in 1868

Board of Directors

The PA Group Board of Directors comprises of the Chairman, Non-Executive Directors and Executive Directors.


The Press Association is a private company with 27 shareholders, most of whom are national and regional newspaper publishers.

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