‘We have to keep going,’ said Johnny O’Hanlon of representative group Local Ireland. Photograph: iStock.

Journalism may have been deemed an essential service during the Covid-19 crisis, but the media sector has not escaped the wave of layoffs and pay cuts(...)

Iconic Newspapers and Celtic Media have said they will temporarily cut their workforces from April.

The National Union of Journalists (NUJ) has called on local newspaper groups to withdraw the threat of temporary layoffs and review cutback decisions (...)

Munster Express offices, Waterford city. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Iconic Newspapers, the publishing group that owns about 20 Irish regional newspapers including the Limerick Leader, is in advanced talks to buy the Mu(...)

Formpress is ultimately owned by Mediaforce Holdings Limited, a business controlled by UK advertising executive Malcolm Denmark. Photograph: iStock

Newspaper owner Formpress Publishing has been cleared by the State’s consumer watchdog to acquire an additional two titles – the Midland Tribune and t(...)

Newspapers on printing press conveyor belt. The past five years have been a time of cutbacks and closures for Edinburgh-headquartered newspaper publisher Johnston Press

In 2005, Edinburgh-headquartered newspaper publisher Johnston Press had a market value of £1.6 billion. Ahead of its announcement this week that it is(...)

The Limerick Leader is one of the titles owned by Formpress.

Formpress Publishing, the company behind 14 local newspaper titles in Ireland, recorded a 12 per cent dip in pre-tax profit to €935,370 as the newspap(...)

Johnston Press recently agreed to buy the ‘i’ newspaper from the Evgeny Lebedev-owned ESI Media. Photograph: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire

Iconic Newspapers subsidiary Formpress Publishing, the company behind 14 local news titles in Ireland, made a pretax profit of almost €1.2 million in(...)

The Johnston Press media group has sold its 14 newspaper titles in the Republic to Iconic Newspapers Ltd, a company run by British advertising exec(...)

Ashley Highfield: under his leadership, Johnston Press has embarked upon a major restructuring in recent years

Johnston Press took an impairment charge of £13.8 million (€16.7m) on the value last year of its titles in the Republic, which the regional newsp(...)

Johnston Press chief executive Ashley Highfield (r) speaks to Lawrie Procter, MD of Mediaforce, at a conference on the local press in DCU last year.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill.

Johnston Press, the publisher of more than 30 regional newspaper titles in Ireland, has confirmed it is “advanced” talks to sell its 14 titles in the (...)