January saw a number of changes across Irish media with some high profile movements within the industry.
Below you can find a sample of some of the Irish media movements that have taken place throughout the month.
Aoife-Grace Moore has joined the Irish Examiner
Aoife-Grace Moore has left her position as a journalist with the Press Association after 19 months to become a Political Correspondent for the Irish Examiner.
The @irishexaminer is delighted to welcome @aoifegracemoore as our new Political Correspondent. Aoife, a Derry native, joins us from the Press Association and is a fantastic addition to our political team. She will take up her new role next month. #iestaff via @McConnellDaniel pic.twitter.com/TufMM2rCgT
— Irish Examiner (@irishexaminer) January 27, 2020
Kelly-Anne Byrne has left Today FM
Kelly-Anne Byrne has left her position as a presenter on Today FM after six years with the station. The final broadcast of ‘The Beat Goes On’ aired on Sunday, January 26.
Tonight is the final The Beat Goes On @TodayFM, thank u from the bottom of my heart for listening the lst 6 yrs, the love & support this wk has truly overwhelmed me. I believe in finishing on a high, in the words of Prince 'life is just a party & parties weren't meant to last' ❤ pic.twitter.com/wSZdAgIMfA
— Kelly-Anne Byrne (@KellyAnneByrne2) January 26, 2020
Alan English has joined The Sunday Independent
Alan English has been appointed Editor of The Sunday Independent, taking over form Cormac Bourke, who has become Editor of The Independent and Independent.ie.
A bit of personal news: I'm proud to be the next editor of the Sunday Independent, a paper I've read all my life. I'm looking forward to working with a great team. I'll be editorial director of Iconic for a while yet, working with another top-class team of committed journalists
— Alan English (@AlanEnglish9) January 21, 2020
Louise McSharry has returned to RTE 2FM
Louise McSharry has returned to RTE 2FM from maternity leave. Louise presents Weekend Mornings with Louise McSharry, every Saturday and Sunday from 9 – 11 am.
Back on @rte2fm as of next Saturday morning! After years of begging, I’m finally getting to do a show with an emphasis on speech, and covering the topics we all chat about here and with our friends and family. Hope you’ll tune in. https://t.co/s4JdjPGjnE
— Louise McSharry (@louisemcsharry) January 17, 2020
Northern Woman is no longer in print
The publication of Northern Woman Magazine has ceased since December 2019.
Joe Leogue has left the Irish Examiner
Joe Leogue has left his position as a journalist with the Irish Examiner. Joe has taken up a position as a media and public relations officer in University College Cork.
A bit of personal news, today was my last day at the Irish Examiner, where I worked with brilliant colleagues and friends for over five years. Thanks to them and d'paper for everything, I wish them all the very best for the future.
— Joe Leogue (@JoeLeogue) January 15, 2020
Craig Hughes has joined the Irish Daily Mail
Craig Hughes has taken up the position of Political Correspondent for the Irish Daily Mail. Prior to this, Craig was a journalist with the Irish Mail on Sunday.
🚨 Starting my new role as political correspondent with the @irishdailymail today on the opening day of the #GE2020 trail.
— Craig Hughes (@hughescraig90) January 15, 2020
Tom Fitzpatrick has been appointed Editor of the Irish Examiner
Tom Fitzpatrick has taken up the role of Editor for the Irish Examiner. Tom was previously Head of Editorial Development for the publication.
Tom Fitzpatrick @Tom1Fitzpatrick
appointed as Editor of Irish Examiner #media https://t.co/5pc7iW09fZ
— Irish Examiner Business (@ExaminerBiz) December 16, 2019