Jobs lost as several regional newspapers close

The Rivermedia newspaper group is to close three of its titles – The Meath Post, The Cavan Post and The Sligo Post.

A company spokesman said that: ‘Following an extensive review of the business and in the light of the continuing poor performance of the local advertising market, the Board of River Media has agreed a restructuring plan that includes the closure of three loss making titles and a decision to invest in and further develop our six profitable titles.’

The Rivermedia group also own The Derry News, The County Derry Post, The Inish Times, The Letterkenny Post, The Donegal Post and The Kildare Post.

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It’s understood that up to 20 full and part time jobs will be lost as a result of the closure of the three newspapers in Cavan, Sligo and Meath.

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