‘The Irish Times’ announces new editorial appointments

Kevin O’Sullivan: New positions will serve to develop journalism and expand reach

A series of new editorial appointments have been made at The Irish Times.

Editor Kevin O’Sullivan said the appointments would serve to further develop Irish Times journalism and expand its reach, particularly across digital platforms.

Paul O'Neill is being appointed Deputy Editor. He succeeds Denis Staunton, who is taking on the role of London Editor.

Outgoing London Editor Mark Hennessy is being appointed News Editor.


He will assume responsibility for news content across all platforms, print and digital.

Deirdre Veldon is being appointed Managing Editor (Development and Operations).

She will play a lead role in strategic projects and the development of new digital opportunities.

Outgoing Business Editor John McManus will move to the Editor’s office, where he will take on the role of Opinion Editor.

Managing Editor Cliff Taylor will assume an oversight role in the Business section on an interim basis.

Outgoing News Editor Roddy O’Sullivan is being appointed Duty Editor with print and digital responsibilities.

Managing Editor Orna Mulcahy’s role is being revised to include digital and print projects and events, in addition to overall responsibility for publications ranging from the Saturday Magazine to Health & Family.

Paddy Logue has been appointed to the new post of Digital Editor, while David Labanyi has been appointed as Deputy News Editor with responsibility for digital news.

Outgoing Opinion Editor Fionnuala Mulcahy and Brian Kilmartin have been appointed Duty Editors with responsibility for print and digital production respectively, reporting to Managing Editor (Production & Design) Liam Ryan.

Michael Conway is being appointed Chief Sub-Editor.

The new appointments will be phased in over the coming weeks.