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Murray Morse is appointed as new editor of the Irish Post

By Hamish Mackay

February 23, 2012 | 2 min read

Award-winning journalist, Murray Morse, who has worked for several Scottish daily newspapers in his 33- year career, has been appointed as the new editor of the Irish Post.

Morse most recently was editor of the Cambridge News for four years before leaving the role in a restructure in 2008, and then editor of the Sunday Sport until it folded last April.

Murray’s other roles in the course of his regional press career have included deputy editor of the Evening Chronicle in Newcastle and assistant editor of the South Wales Argus.

His new charge, the London-based Irish Post, circulates among the UK’s Irish community.

The newspaper ceased publication in August, but returned to the newsstands in October after being bought by London-based Irish businessman Elgin Loane, who also owns the classified magazine Loot.

Murray told media website HoldthefrontPage: “The Post has a long and proud tradition as the ‘Voice of the Irish in Britain’, and I am very proud to be leading it into a new era after the title was rescued by Elgin Loane last year.”

Murray started his career with his home-town newspaper, the Worthing Gazette & Herald, and has worked on some of the busiest news desks in the UK, including The Sun and the Scottish News of the World.

He also news edited the Belfast Telegraph for two years, covering the last year of The Troubles.

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