INM temporarily lay off 90 commercial staff

INM temporarily lay off 90 commercial staff

Around 90 commercial staff at Independent News and Media are being temporarily laid off due to Covid-19.

The company, which publishes newspapers including the Irish Independent and Irish Daily Star, says the decision follows a drop in advertising.

The pay of senior management at the company will also be cut by 10%.

The business, which employs around 800 people nationally, says its editorial, print and distribution sections aren't directly affected by the cost-saving plan.

The coronavirus outbreak has seen journalists at Communicorp and Journal Media take pay cuts and led to cut-backs in a number of local titles.

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