March 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:
Major changes to 2FM’s morning line-up
RTÉ 2FM has announced that Jennifer Zamparelli is moving from Breakfast Republic to host her own show on the station, with Jenny Greene leaving 2FM. Zamparelli’s new programme will air weekdays from 10:00am-1:00pm from June 10 as part of 2FM’s new schedule; the slot has been occupied by Greene and co-host Nicky Byrne. In the meantime, Louise McSharry has left her evening show and will be taking over Nicky Byrne and Jenny Greene’s spot until June.
— Jenny Greene (@djjennygreene) March 12, 2019
The Evening Echo is now The Echo
March marked a new dawn for The Echo as Cork’s newspaper hits the shelves in the morning for the first time. The newspaper and website, www.echolive.ie, are dedicated to telling the stories of Cork, and continuing a publishing tradition that dates back to 1892.
Ciara Kenny has taken over as Editor of The Irish Times Magazine
Ciara Kenny has taken over as Editor of The Irish Times Magazine while Rachel Collins is on maternity leave.
Delighted to be taking over as editor of the @IrishTimesMag this week while @OrrCollins is on maternity leave. She has left massive shoes to fill but I'm looking forward to giving it my best shot!
— Ciara Kenny (@ciaraky) March 15, 2019
John Clarke’s has left Radio Nova
John Clarke has left Radio Nova three and a half years after he joined to host his ‘Biggest Jukebox’ show. John hosted the show for the last time on March 17.
Paul Collins announced his departure from Today FM
Having spent over 20 years with the radio station, Paul announced that he would be leaving to pursue his own video content business.
Bitta personal news. #newchapter pic.twitter.com/gtsT8HEeST
— Paul Collins (@paulcollinstipp) March 25, 2019
Broadcaster Marian Richardson has bid farewell to listeners after 40 years at RTÉ
RTÉ Broadcast Journalist Marian Richardson signed off on her last episode of Playback this month. Marian had produced and presented the RTÉ Radio Programme for the past nine years and before that had presented the popular children’s programme, Bosco.
Newstalk has announced details of a new weekend schedule for 2019
Newstalk’s new schedule will feature a variety of new shows and presenters, more on the new schedule is available here.
Xpose star Karen Koster will take over as Ireland AM host while Ciara Doherty is on maternity leave
Karen took over Ciara’s spot on the show from Monday, March 11 alongside Mark Cagney and Alan Hughes, but will be returning to her presenting duties on Xpose once Ciara’s back.
Irish Sun Reporter Kieran Dineen has left the publication to join RTÉ
Kieran Dineen has left the Irish Sun having spent six years with the newspaper.
Was as emotional as Kevin Keegan as I left the @IrishSunOnline after six years full of laughs and amazing memories. Best paper and website bar none full of amazing journalists. Thanks for giving Dragon his wings ! https://t.co/qoTpGcL0Xl
— Kieran Dineen (@KieranDineen) March 11, 2019
Editor of Irish Country Magazine Jennifer Stevens has left to go freelance
Jennifer has been the editor of some of Ireland’s best known magazines including Irish Tatler, U magazine, and Irish Country Magazine and is currently working as a freelance journalist.
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