Scrapping of ‘Donegal on Sunday’ and job losses at the Donegal Democrat

first_img Twitter Google+ WhatsApp Pinterest Facebook Google+ WhatsApp Newsx Adverts Scrapping of ‘Donegal on Sunday’ and job losses at the Donegal Democrat RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Johnston Press, owners of the Donegal Democrat Group of newspapers, has announced  a detailed review of its publishing strategy for the Donegal market.As a result of the review, the company has announced the following proposal today to staff:* Closure of the Donegal on Sunday title;* Reduction and re-organisation of editorial resources to focus on the company’s other brand leading titles in Donegal, the Donegal Democrat (Tuesday edition), Donegal People’s Press and the Donegal Democrat (Thursday) and our website www.donegaldemocrat.ieIt is anticipated there will be a net reduction of three full time equivalent editorial roles as a result of this proposal. Prior to any implementation, the company has sought voluntary redundancies and will consult individually and collectively with all staff as appropriate.It is anticipated that this consultation process will be complete by early August 2012. In the event this proposal goes ahead, the company will endeavour to minimise the impact through re-deployment to alternative positions and voluntary redundancy.Last month the Scottish-listed media group announced plans to close the Offaly Express newspaper in Tullamore and plans to introduce other cost-cutting measures at its Irish regional titles.Latest accounts for Johnston Press Ireland Ltd show it made pretax losses of €3.9 million in 2010 and €5.3 million in 2009.Its revenues in 2010 declined by 25 per cent to €23 million.The 2010 results included redundancy costs of €1.9 million, which reflected the closure of a print press and restructuring of management in Ireland. Facebookcenter_img By News Highland – July 5, 2012 Pinterest Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released Previous articlePolice poised to launch Bloody Sunday murder inquiryNext articleDonegal coast facing worst case of Red Tide for seven years News Highland HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Twitter 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republiclast_img read more

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