Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has expressed his deep concern at the announcement that 50 jobs are to be lost at Landmark Media, the owner of the Irish Examiner. It’s understood that half of the positions will go at the Cork office, with the remaining jobs being lost at the company’s regional offices.
“This is a very worrying time for workers in the Landmark Media group. Many of the employees have given years of service to the Irish Examiner, building it up from a regional to a national publication. The paper has played an integral role in bringing important stories and issues to the fore and has been at the heart of Cork and Munster life since its foundation.
“The media industry is in the middle of a major adjustment period and has already been subjected to a huge contraction over the past few years. This announcement further compounds the anxiety within the sector.
“I’m gravely disappointed by today’s announcement and wish to extend my full support to workers and their families at this difficult time, not just to those employees who will lose their jobs, but also to those who will continue in their posts at this time of great change and uncertainty”.