August saw a number of changes across Irish media with the announcement of the closure of three regional newspapers as well as high profile movements within the industry.
Below you can find a sample of some of the Irish media movements that have taken place over the month:
The Clare People has printed its last edition after 14 years in publication.
The regional title, which employed 13 people, printed its last edition on August 13, 2019.
Sinead O’Carroll has been announced as the new Editor of TheJournal.ie.
Sinead takes over from Susan Daly who is taking on the role of Managing Editor across Journal Media.
Eight years ago, I was @biddyearly’s first hire as Editor of @thejournal_ie. She has done wonders, building this newsroom we’re so proud of; making a mark in Irish media. Today, I get to announce I am taking over from her as Editor. And truly I am out of words (and characters)
— Sinead O'Carroll (@SineadOCarroll) August 22, 2019
Caroline O’Doherty joined the Irish Independent
Caroline O’Doherty has left the Irish Examiner to join the Irish Independent as Environment Correspondent.
Some personal news: after a lot of years with @irishexaminer covering all manner of human endeavour, conflict and calamity, I've moved to @Independent_ie to cover a topic encompassing all of the above – environment. Have left a great team behind, excited to be part of a new one.
— Caroline O'Doherty (@codohertynews) August 20, 2019
Sean Dunne is leaving the Irish Daily Mail
Sean is joining Fianna Fáil as its Senior Dublin Press Officer.
I will be joining the @fiannafailparty press office team in Leinster House in the coming weeks. Looking forward to the new challenges ahead & very thankful for my experiences in journalism over the past number of years, particularly with the @irishdailymail team.
— Seán Dunne (@SeanJDunne) August 19, 2019
David Linnane left The Echo
David has left The Echo (Cork) to go travelling.
RTÉ Television announced their new season
Entertainment, drama, climate change and live sport are at the heart of the new season.
. @rte launches new season – plenty of new and returning shows with something for everyone #rtenewseason pic.twitter.com/iVxu5M4X9Z
— RTÉ (@rte) August 22, 2019
The Tralee and Sliabh Luachra Outlook to close
The owners of Outlook Magazines have announced that they are discontinuing the publication of the Tralee and Sliabh Luachra Outlook. The Killarney Outlook isn’t affected by this.
The Limerick Leader was 130 years old this month
The @Limerick_Leader is 130 years old today – I'm proud to have been editor for 10 of those years. Here's an RTE archive clip from the 100th anniversary featuring my predecessor (and first editor) Brendan Halligan, who was in the chair for a mere 36 years!https://t.co/sQYNlxONKl
— Alan English (@AlanEnglish9) August 9, 2019
Cianan brennan has joined the Irish Examiner
Cianan joined the newspaper as a News Reporter. His previous position was with The Times Ireland Edition.
As has by now been noted by eagle eyes, today was my first day as a news reporter with the team @irishexaminer in Dublin. Very much looking forward to getting stuck in in the weeks and months to come. Tks for all the well wishes, means a lot
— Cianan Brennan (@ciananbrennan) August 15, 2019
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