The Daily Mail Group, which owns the Irish Daily Mail, Irish Mail on Sunday, and, is to implement compulsory redundancies tomorrow.

Last month, the group announced that it was seeking 35 voluntary redundancies from its workforce of 156 in a bid to deliver "significant" cost savings and to adapt the business in a rapidly changing media environment, as newspaper sales continue to fall.

When DMG Media first announced the cuts, the company warned that if the offer was under-subscribed, it would implement compulsory redundancies.

It also indicated that the job losses would target the Daily Mail rather than its weekend sister papers or websites.

It is understood that while 90% of those who applied for redundancy were given it, the target for savings from the severance scheme was not met.

Today, DMG Media Ireland Chief Executive Paul Henderson sent a bulletin to staff announcing that in light of that, the company will be implementing "further restructuring" over the coming month.

His note stated: "The departments and members of staff under the scope of this plan have now been informed by their manager and will meet tomorrow."

Staff made redundant will receive four weeks' per year of service, plus two weeks statutory capped at 25 years.