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Saturday 30 August 2014

Job cuts loom at regional paper

Published 26/08/2008 | 00:00

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A REGIONAL newspaper has told staff it will make cutbacks in the coming weeks.

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Management at the 'Offaly Independent' newspaper in Tullamore informed workers that the newspaper would be seeking redundancies.

The Celtic Media-owned newspaper currently employs five full-time workers and two part-time. Under new plans, the newspaper would employ three workers out of its current seven. It's understood employees have been asked to re-apply for their positions.

There have been a number of changes to the title in recent months, including a change in the publication day from Wednesdays to Fridays.

The company is expected to release a statement on the cutbacks tomorrow.

Meanwhile, North Tipperary Independent TD Michael Lowry yesterday hailed the announcement that Intercall is to create 20 positions at its Thurles office as "a significant boost to the local economy".

The company also said that it may add a further 20 staff over the next 12 months. Robyn Patel, business development manger for the Intercall Thurles office, said that she was delighted that the business was developing and that the recruitment process was underway.

Mr Lowry said that a second main building at the Thurles Technology Park has completed the planning process.

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