Irish press industry takes more hits

The Irish newspaper industry is facing yet more turmoil, after Johnston Press announced that it is to make more job cuts, this time at its Irish outlets.

Jobs are being dissolved to save money, after Johnston Press wrote down the value of its regional Irish output by 77 per cent in two years.

The cuts follow news that the Irish newspaper publisher Celtic Media Group has been put up for sale, having spent months in uncertainty after the death of its founder, Deirdre Romanes, in May.

Celtic Media reported a loss of €1.4m (£1.17m) in January this year.

(Source: MediaGuardian)




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