May 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:
Times Ireland made staff redundant amid reorganisation
May was a sad month in the world of Irish media with the announcement that The Times Ireland was to cease its print edition as the title moves ahead with a major reorganisation. Staff at the paper have been made redundant with only three positions out of around 20 to be retained to work on the digital product.
RTÉ News announced their new South East Correspondent
RTÉ announced the appointment of Conor Kane as their new South East Correspondent. Kane has been a journalist for over 25 years and has previously worked as a south-east correspondent with the Irish Independent and Irish Examiner.
.@rtenews is pleased to announce the appointment of Conor Kane as our new South East Correspondent covering the regions of Waterford, Wexford, Wicklow, South Tipperary, Kilkenny and Carlow @conorkane0909 pic.twitter.com/M8gyEZ3FUd
— RTÉ (@rte) May 20, 2019
Jenny Greene is set to make her return as Bernad O’Shea left in 2FM shake-up
Doireann Garrihy and Eoghan McDermott are taking over the breakfast show on 2FM in June, replacing Breakfast Republic with Bernard, Keith & Jen. As was revealed last month, Jennifer would be moving to the mid-morning slot that had been left vacant by the departure of Jenny Greene and Nicky Byrne. Jenny Greene is set to return to take over Eoghan McDermott’s drivetime slot. Louise McSharry has gone on maternity leave and Bernard O’Shea has also left the station to focus more on television projects.
Peter O’Dwyer has left The Times for The Sunday Business Post
Peter has joined SBP as a Business Correspondent.
Finished up with @thetimesIE yesterday after three great years with a brilliant team of reporters and editors. Very proud of what we achieved together during that time and we’d plenty of craic doing it too.
Can’t wait to get going with @sundaybusiness now from Monday.
— Peter O' Dwyer (@peterodwyer1) May 17, 2019
Today FM celebrated 20 years of Gift Grub comedy
To mark the milestone, Mario compiled thirty of the most popular sketches from the past two decades and Today FM listeners voted for their favourite from the past 20 years.
Hugh O’Connell announced he was leaving the Sunday Business Post
Hugh announced that he will be joining the Irish Independent in June.
🚨Some personal news: After three brilliant years at the @sundaybusiness I am finishing up there in the next few weeks.
I am delighted to say that I will be joining the fantastic political team at @Independent_ie next month.
— Hugh O'Connell (@oconnellhugh) May 17, 2019
Two DCU graduates received Robert F. Kennedy award in the USA
Independent News & Media (INM) journalist Catherine Devine and Rosanna Cooney of the Times Ireland were awarded the 2019 Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award in the USA. More here.
Bonnie Ryan has joined the Xposé team
Bonnie, daughter of the late Gerry Ryan and sister of 2FM presenter Lottie Ryan, has joined the popular showbiz and fashion programme.
Welcome to Team Xposé, @Bonnieryan1! https://t.co/Aum3f0RknS pic.twitter.com/pSZHvOc9tq
— Xposé (@Xpose) May 2, 2019
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