Thursday, 25 June 2009

La Fino de Foinse

…de Radio Telefís Éireann:

The newspaper Foinse is to be closed with the loss of ten full time jobs and over 20 freelance jobs.

The Irish Language weekly had been in negotiation with Foras na Gaeilge on terms for a new contract,

Staff at the paper, which has been in publication since 1996, were informed of the decision today.

The newspaper's owner, Pádraig Ó Céidigh, said on Nuacht TG4 this evening that although the newspaper operated in profit in previous years, it had being operating at a loss for over a year.
Mr Ó Céidigh said the kind of paper that Foras na Gaeilge were seeking as part of the new contract could not be achieved, in his opinion, while breaking even financially.

He then announced that this weekend's edition of Foinse will be the last….

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