INM is 'moving ahead of the tide' says Taoiseach
Taoiseach Enda Kenny said Independent News and Media (INM) is moving "ahead of the tide" when it comes to producing cutting-edge content across a variety of platforms.
The Taoiseach officially opened the state-of-the-art newsroom, now home to the nation's favourite titles, including the Irish Independent.
"The world of media is changing fast - it is difficult to predict what it will be like in 20 years time in terms of the written word," Mr Kenny said.
"The way [INM] is moving ahead, you may be set to reach people's minds in a way that has not been thought of yet."
INM Editor-in-Chief Stephen Rae said: "The newsroom is designed to serve the purposes of the company's online needs, and the needs of our daily and Sunday newspapers."
Company chairman Leslie Buckley said the "innovative" changes at the Talbot Street office were essential to meet consumer demands.
He also announced a new €250,000 programme funded by INM to train staff in new digital platforms, in conjunction with the National College of Ireland.
The Irish Independent will share the space with its sister titles The Herald, Sunday Independent and Sunday World as well as the biggest Irish news website, independent.ie.