Latest from Daily Ireland…

PRESS Gazette reported yesterday that a quarter of the Daily Ireland staff have now been, as was expected, made redundant – a real pity for the journalists who threw their hat in with the new paper and are facing an uncertain future. The Gazette also carries this little gem in the Andytown News Group /Irish News grudge match that I missed – well, I suppose imitation is the most sincere form of flattery…The ABC figures are due around the end of the month, so I guess we’ll find out soon enough whether the NIO decision not to advertise with DI was justified or not. Daily Ireland is claiming a five-figure circulation, while outside speculation averages about 7,000 sales.