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Former RTÉ man Michael O'Kane is new Editor of Irish Daily Star

Current Deputy Editor (News) takes over from Ger Colleran, who is promoted to MD.

MICHAEL O’KANE has been announced as the new Editor of the Irish Daily Star. O’Kane is currently the paper’s Deputy Editor (News). He will be taking over from Gerard Colleran, who is moving to  become the Managing Director of the paper after MD Paul Cooke tendered his resignation to pursue other projects.

O’Kane, 44, whose appointment has just been announced to staff this afternoon at the paper’s Dundrum headquarters in Dublin, previously worked at RTÉ where he reported from Northern Ireland and later on international stories such as the fall of Kabul to US forces. He joined the Star in 2002 as News Editor.

O’Kane had been tipped to take the top editorial post earlier this month when Colleran’s move was announced. Colleran had told TheJournal.ie on 15 November that he had a “clear target in mind” to replace him.

On his appointment today, O’Kane said that he was “very pleased” and would continue to ensure that the Star remained “entirely devoted to the interests of our readers and advertisers”.

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