July was a busy month in the world of Irish media with a number of high profile changes across radio, television and print journalism.
Below you can find a sample of some of the Irish media movements that have taken place over the month:
Richard Oakley appointed Editor of the Sunday Business Post
Richie will formally take up his new role in mid-August, replacing Susan Mitchell, Deputy Editor, who has been the Acting Editor of the Sunday Business Post pending this appointment.
Some personal news: Delighted to say that I have been appointed editor of @sundaybusiness. Looking forward to working with the team of excellent journalists.
— Richie Oakley #andacyclist (@roakleyIRL) July 11, 2019
Peter Bodkin has left TheJournal.ie
Most recently Peter was the Special Projects and Investigations Editor with TheJournal.ie. He was previously the Editor of Fora.ie, and prior to that was the Business Editor at TheJournal.ie.
A little personal news 😢… after nearly five years at the mighty Journal Towers, I'm finishing up tomorrow to make my way back to 🇦🇺
— Peter Bodkin (@peter_bodkin) July 25, 2019
Aiden Corkery to join the Sunday Business Post
The former Head of News at the Irish Daily Mail, Aiden Corkery, has joined the Sunday Business Post as a Political Correspondent.
***TRANSFER NEWS LATEST***
(Cue dramatic Sky Sports-style swooshing sounds) Delighted to announce that I’ve signed up as a political corespondent with @sundaybusiness Can’t wait to join @susmitchellSBP @obraonain, the new gaffer @roakleyIRL and all the team! Exciting times ahead!
— Aiden Corkery (@Aiden_Corkery) July 18, 2019
Mark Cagney announces departure from Ireland AM
Virgin Media Television has confirmed Mark Cagney’s departure from Ireland AM after almost 20 years at the helm of the breakfast show. Mark’s last show will be today, July 31.
Shauna Bowers has joined The Irish Times
Shauna Bowers is now a News Reporter with the Irish Times. Shauna previously worked with The Times (Ireland Edition) and the Sunday Times.
After a sad few weeks for all of us @thetimesIE, I'm really excited to be joining the @IrishTimes as a news reporter later this month!🗞️📰
— Shauna Bowers (@shaunabowerss) July 5, 2019
Emma Nolan is FM 104’s new 10-3 presenter
Emma previously presented ‘The Takeover’ on Beat 102-103FM and was the Multi-Platform Content Coordinator with the station.
Officially my first show on @FM104 today, live from @ArnottsDublin , and my beautiful Mamma just surprised me by coming to say hello and give some support all the way from Waterford, I can’t 😭💜 #10to3show pic.twitter.com/ZzX0R4MP3r
— Emma Nolan (@Emma___Nolan) July 8, 2019
The Currency has hired two new staff members
Thomas Hubert, formerly of the Irish Farmers Journal, and Francesca Comyn, who was a Legal Affairs Correspondent with the Sunday Business Post, are set to join Ian Kehoe and Tom Lyon’s The Currency.
Catherine Sanz is starting a new role with Storyful in New York
Next month, Catherine will take up a role as a Senior Journalist with Storyful in NYC. Catherine was previously a news reporter with The Ireland Edition of The Times. Before this, she was with The Sunday Times.
Delighted to announce that next month I’ll be taking up a new role as a Senior Journalist with @Storyful in NYC, working on #Election2020 investigations & everything in between. Can’t wait! 🕵🏻♀️🇺🇸
— Catherine Sanz (@sanzscript) July 1, 2019
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