Tuesday, September 27, 2005

New Editor for the Irish Independent

The Indo has a new editor except he is not that new at all. Facing a drop in sales and readership, Vinny Doyle retires after 24 years to be replaced by Evening Herald Editor, Gerard O'Reagan. He previously edited the Star and was deputy editor of the Irish Independent.

So do we look forward to frontpage stories on Rachel O'Reilly's husband's every move and RTE stars huge salaries or Dunphy's latest booze up ...and what of David 'Social Affairs Correspondent' Quinn.

The next few weeks will indeed be interesting in the print media world as a free sheet, Metro, is being launched targetting the Dublin daily/evening market. This is the same Metro that is very popular in London, but probably an Oirished version. (The people behind Ireland on Sunday are involved somewhere - free CD's and DVD's will abound no doubt - they are good to scare the birds by the way or as ashtray coasters!) The Irish Independent must be worried as they have plands to launch their own version, also called Metro. High Court challenges are underway between the two parties.


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