Johnston Press has told staff at the Donegal Democrat newspaper group that they are seeking redundancies at the paper.
The Scottish-based publishers have made a series of cuts to staffing at its newspapers throughout Ireland in recent weeks, shutting offices and doing away with editor and advertising manager roles.
It’s understood that four positions at the paper are under threat – one in advertising and three in editorial.
Johnston Press sources say all the positions in the Letterkenny and Donegal Town offices will go on a voluntary basis.
Donegal on Sunday is to be closed down as part of the shake-up. Sales had been below 3,000 per week in recent times.
The Thursday edition of the Democrat will also go Compact as part of a re-design.
“This was inevitable,” said one insider, “the Sunday has been performing poorly in terms of sales.”