Two Irish Times directors to leave as part of 3.5 million Euro cost cutting effort

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The Indo is reporting that Irish times finance director Peter Callan and commercial sales director Vivien Mc Kechnie are to leave the company and will not be replaced. The move is part of a 3.5 million Euro cost saving plan spread over the next three years. It also intends to save 1.5 million Euro on salaries.

Two Irish Times senior executives to leave the company - Independent.ie

Looks like the IT is rearranging the deckchairs. The loss of advertising revenue from the property bubble has really hit the IT badly and it seems that the ridiculous salaries paid to mediocre people in what is essentially a provincial newspaper that sells substantially less than a hundred thousand copies a day has caught up with the company. The shift in advertising revenue from print to online also seems to have caused existential problems for newspapers in general. It would be interesting to see how many digital subscribers the IT has gained with its latest paywall effort.
 


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Essentially the Irish Times needs to close it says nothing of particular interest to anyone outside of south Dublin and its political team in particular is a pomposity of rightwing bores. A great paper done down by idiots in recent years.
 

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The way the op is presented 2 men equal 2 million in savings.
 

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All newspapers will close. The industry will die completely within the next 10-15 years.
 

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All newspapers will close. The industry will die completely within the next 10-15 years.
Which is sad in a way.

Especially now that watching people watch television on television is supposed to pass as modern media alá gogglebox.
 

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Papers are their own worst enemy at the moment. Realising that they no longer of mass audience appeal they are pandering to the extremes of their remaining readership in the hope of clinging onto that base at least. This is best illustrated by the Times lurch from the liberal left to the ridiculous left with their agenda on immigration, the gay marriage and abortion referenda.
 

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Which is sad in a way.

Especially now that watching people watch television on television is supposed to pass as modern media alá gogglebox.
Even TV has changed and gone asynchronous. People now watch TV movies and programming on streaming services like Netflix and on DVRs. That started with the advent of VCRs back in the 1970s and took off in Ireland in the 1980s. But the streaming services have really put the boot in on traditional TV channels to such an extent that the TV channels have to get in on the streaming business. The newspaper business is screwed because people no longer buy a daily newspaper in the same way that they did twenty or thirty years ago.
 

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Which is sad in a way.

Especially now that watching people watch television on television is supposed to pass as modern media alá gogglebox.
We live in an age when the opinion of every random idiot is treated as fact, and the US may be about to elect a random idiot as president.
 

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Even TV has changed and gone asynchronous. People now watch TV movies and programming on streaming services like Netflix and on DVRs. That started with the advent of VCRs back in the 1970s and took off in Ireland in the 1980s. But the streaming services have really put the boot in on traditional TV channels to such an extent that the TV channels have to get in on the streaming business. The newspaper business is screwed because people no longer buy a daily newspaper in the same way that they did twenty or thirty years ago.
Newspapers were never about news or selling papers. They were in the ad business. They rapped ads in copy and sold their readers to the highest bidder. It was a dirty industry and google killed it by offering advertisers a better product.
 

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Newspapers were never about news or selling papers. They were in the ad business. They rapped ads in copy and sold their readers to the highest bidder. It was a dirty industry and google killed it by offering advertisers a better product.
Yes. I was there when it happened and the Irish Times flunked lunch. It takes a special kind of cluelessness to do what the IT did with its first paywall just when Google Adsense was giving away free money.
 

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Vivien is certainly no loss

The Irish Times ...is a mess

Kevin O'Sullivan : keep the crowd happy champagne and smoked salmon socialist ...literally lives for bits of praise from the Guardian
Stephen "Varys" Collins: sees it as his personal responsibility to ensure there is no change to the political establishment in Ireland
Cliff Taylor: would he ever get on with it, and oust Kevin ?

Also the Property Porn folk are back, more shameless than ever http://www.politics.ie/forum/media/249709-irish-times-property-porn-piece-puffing-up-larry-goodman-back-future.html
Garda Conor Lally is out of control http://www.politics.ie/forum/media/245800-irish-times-crime-correspondent-says-garda-great-deserve-more-overtime-good-journalism.html

And Harry McGee ...hard to believe...has managed to go from worse...to worser
Una Mullaly and Roisin Ingle are extremely mentally disordered ...and I suspect may have a case for negligence against the IT, for the IT aiding them in their canker

And one of their staff defected from French to Russian Intelligence ...and no one cares...another top member of staff was busted for plagiarizing the Guardian some years back...and I can't say I've seen improvement since

Peter Murtagh and Ruadhán Mac Cormaic seem to be the only two producing ground breaking journalism ...with Donald Clarke probably the only one good on the cultural side of the house

Were its Tara Street office to be demolished in an un/controlled office with all staff in it...Ireland would be immensely better off

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All newspapers will close. The industry will die completely within the next 10-15 years.
We won't know what we've got 'til it's gone...
 

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Papers are their own worst enemy at the moment. Realising that they no longer of mass audience appeal they are pandering to the extremes of their remaining readership in the hope of clinging onto that base at least. This is best illustrated by the Times lurch from the liberal left to the ridiculous left with their agenda on immigration, the gay marriage and abortion referenda.
Did anyone(probably not many given their readership figures) read the current series of articles they have going for the last week about masculinity and what it means to be man.

Seemingly in the IT it means you have to be very feminine , also if you are a man you also have to be self loathing because you are male etc etc , also feminism is the greatest thing to ever happen to men.

I am surprised if it has any straight male readers left, the whole publication is just pandering to a Looney left social agenda , even the comments section bare that out with the vast majority been very negative on most articles.

Even it's own readership has had enough , it will be no loss in its current guise if it does go under.
 

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The Irish Times has fallen so low that I no longer even comment on the technological and commercial poverty of its technology section.
 

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Essentially the Irish Times needs to close it says nothing of particular interest to anyone outside of south Dublin and its political team in particular is a pomposity of rightwing bores. A great paper done down by idiots in recent years.
right-wing??

It's nothing but mass immigration propaganda. They're for every lefty SJW cause going.
 

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Did anyone(probably not many given their readership figures) read the current series of articles they have going for the last week about masculinity and what it means to be man.

Seemingly in the IT it means you have to be very feminine , also if you are a man you also have to be self loathing because you are male etc etc , also feminism is the greatest thing to ever happen to men.
I'd actually like to read that for the larf.
 

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I'd actually like to read that for the larf.
It is a series of articles they are running all week , F O'Toole featured today , some other lads yesterday.

But the theme is the same , how great women and the male writers going about terrible us men are and why can't we all be just women etc etc.

It is online , after 10 articles you have to pay. Can't see that happening too often.
 

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Did anyone(probably not many given their readership figures) read the current series of articles they have going for the last week about masculinity and what it means to be man.

Seemingly in the IT it means you have to be very feminine , also if you are a man you also have to be self loathing because you are male etc etc , also feminism is the greatest thing to ever happen to men.

I am surprised if it has any straight male readers left, the whole publication is just pandering to a Looney left social agenda , even the comments section bare that out with the vast majority been very negative on most articles.

Even it's own readership has had enough , it will be no loss in its current guise if it does go under.
So it is like Mercurial and the P.ie mods have taken over the IT. That does explain its loss in readers. :)
 

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The Moditariat have their snouts up Comrade Fintan's Aras ...not for them after the fact rimming ...they want to extract the faecal goodness in advance

Kinda like perma-free colonic irrigation

cyp
 


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