June was a busy month in the world of Irish media with a number of high profile changes across radio, television and print journalism.
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Below you can find a sample of some of the Irish media movements that have taken place over the month:
The Times Ireland ceased publication
A print version of the Times Ireland was launched in June 2017 after a digital-only launch in 2015. The last edition of The Times Ireland newspaper was published last Friday. Its owner is returning to selling the international edition of The Times in Ireland.
Today is our last day @thetimesIE. The team here has done incredible work over the past 4 years and I'm sad that I was a part of it for just a short time. The loss of their reporting is bad for everyone. Ireland needs journalism. I hope people realise that before it is too late.
— Colette Sexton (@colette_sexton) June 21, 2019
Ellen Coyne announced as Head of Politics at Joe.ie
Ellen is joining JOE’s content team, where she will responsible for campaigning political projects on all platforms.
I have news! 🕵🏻♀️🗞 I’m starting a brand new role with JOE next month which is going to be focused very heavily on big investigations and campaigning journalism. I’m really excited that @JOEdotie is investing in original Irish journalism and I can’t wait to start! 🥳 https://t.co/lx0Isbm7IJ
— Ellen Coyne (@ellenmcoyne) June 24, 2019
Susan Daly is taking over as Managing Editor of Journal Media
Susan was previously Editor of the Journal.ie and the publication is now seeking an experienced journalist to fill that role.
🚨SOME PERSONAL NEWS 🚨 (thread)
Over the moon to announce that I am taking on a new role as Managing Editor of Journal Media.
I'm really hoping that my appointment will continue, and accelerate, the growth of our publications @thejournal_ie @The42_ie @Fora_ie @noteworthy_ie
— Susan Daly (@BiddyEarly) June 14, 2019
RTÉ Ireland was honoured with the title of Broadcaster of Year
For the third consecutive year at the New York Radio Awards 2019, RTÉ was awarded Broadcaster of the Year.
Fran McNulty announced as RTÉ’s agriculture and consumer affairs correspondent
Fran will replace George Lee in the role. George will continue working for RTÉ’s news service.
So happy & proud to be appointed Agriculture & Consumer Affairs Correspondent for @rtenews You’ll spot my old wellies on tv soon! Sad to be leaving a great team on @RTE_PrimeTime but looking forward to the challenge pic.twitter.com/5CNNbyN4cG
— Fran McNulty (@franmcnulty) June 11, 2019
Stephen Clements is leaving Q Radio
Breakfast presenter Stephen Clements has left Q Radio after eight years to join BBC Northern Ireland.
After 8 long years of @radiostephen setting his alarm for 4am, he is leaving Q Radio to move on to a new role at BBC Northern Ireland.
We wish him the very best of luck! 🤗🌟🎉 #QBreakfast pic.twitter.com/AnszBE33UG
— GoQRadio (@goQradio) June 21, 2019
Alyson Henry has left Storyful
Alyson Henry is set to join the BBC Sesh team in Wales.
I'm very sad to leave @Storyful after two great years. In particular I'll miss the infinite wisdom of @padrg @ShaneARaymond @IbrahRazan @LauraByrneStory I'm really excited to join the @bbcsesh team. Expect my tweets to get alot more Welsh.
— Alyson Henry (@AlysonHenry_) June 18, 2019
Brian O’Reilly has joined Extra.ie
The former Social Media Editor of Independent.ie has joined Extra.ie as Head of News.
Zainab Boladale presented her last edition of RTÉ news2day
Zainab had hosted the popular Irish children’s TV news programme for the last two years.
The last news2day of the season and @ZainabBoladale last time presenting the show. Here's a look back at some our best bit. We'll be back in September, enjoy your summer! 🌞 pic.twitter.com/UXWA12ADcK
— RTÉ news2day (@news2dayRTE) June 14, 2019
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