Johnston Press has announced another round of redundancies, this time at its Irish titles. Staff at several papers – such as the Kilkenny People, the Leinster Leader and the Limerick Leader – were told last week that jobs were being eliminated to save money.
The company has written down the value of its Irish regional newspaper titles by 77% in just two years, following a €155m (£129m) spending spree earlier this decade.
It tried to sell off the titles last year but did not get a large enough offer. News of the cuts follows the appointment of Jean Long as head of all the company’s 42 Irish titles.