Laura Slattery, in The Irish Times, reports:
Independent News & Media (INM) is seeking about 35 redundancies, with the majority of the job losses expected to come from the editorial side of its operation.
The newspaper and website publisher is understood to have opened up a voluntary redundancy scheme with the expectation that about 25 journalists will leave the company as a result. A spokesman for INM declined to comment.
News publisher INM seeks about 35 redundancies (The Irish Times)
Fiach Kelly, in the Irish Times, reports this morning that Environment Minister Phil Hogan has sought and received permission to obtain money from the Government in order for Irish Water to pay 1,100 voluntary redundancies.
Mr Kelly reports:
While the new utility believes it will need about 1,700 staff, it has signed service level agreements with the 34 local authorities who run the Republic’s water and waste water infrastructure. These legal agreements, which run up to 2026, involve about 4,300 local authority staff, whose cost is to be paid by Irish Water.
However, Mr Hogan’s memorandum provides more detail on the redundancies planned to bring this number down. They will cost some €39 million, which will be provided over a period between 2015 and 2016.
Irish Water gets funding for 1,100 redundancies (Irish Times)
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