RTÉ names Deirdre McCarthy as interim head of reports – The Irish Occasions


Deirdre McCarthy will substitute Jon Williams as managing director of reports and present affairs at RTÉ on an interim foundation, the nationwide broadcaster has confirmed.

Paul Ferris, presently managing editor at RTÉ Information, has additionally been named as interim deputy managing director of the broadcaster’s information and present affairs division from July twenty fourth. Mr Ferris replaces Hilary McGouran, who can also be leaving RTÉ.

After 5 and a half years on the helm of the division, Mr Williams introduced final week that he’ll depart his position on the finish of July. Ms McCarthy — who has served as managing editor of RTÉ Information, areas and radio programmes since 2016 — will now take the reins on a short lived foundation from July twenty fourth, RTÉ mentioned in a press release Tuesday.

A journalist with RTÉ for over 25 years, Ms McCarthy beforehand served as editor of RTÉ’s The Week in Politics programme from 2008 to 2013 and in addition managed the broadcaster’s political unit at Leinster Home between 2012 and 2016.

The recruitment course of for Mr Williams’ everlasting successor is “presently beneath method”, RTÉ mentioned, following his current announcement.

In a press release on the time, Mr Williams mentioned it was “the best privilege” to move the information and present affairs division. The Liverpool native mentioned he deliberate to return to the UK to spend time together with his household/


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