43 redundant as Sunday Tribune closes

The Sunday Tribune in Ireland has formally ceased publication, with 43 staff losing their jobs, reports Journalism.co.uk.

Parent company Tribune Newspapers went into administration earlier this month after Independent News and Media, which owns a 29.9 per cent stake, said it would withdraw its funding because the paper was “no longer viable”.

All of the 31-year-old title’s online and print publications were suspended while a buyer was sought, but, despite some signs of interest, no definite offers were made.

The National Union of Journalists has expressed concern that staff could face a long wait for their statutory payment.

(Source: Journalism.co.uk)




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