The Irish Times has this afternoon announced that Kevin O’Sullivan has been appointed to the role of editor.
The former news editor succeeds Geraldine Kennedy who has retired.
According to Irishtimes.com, 51-year-old Mr O’Sullivan has previously worked as night editor and special projects editor at the publication.
Guardian.co.uk reports that Mr O’Sullivan beat six internal candidates to the job and there were ‘huge cheers’ when the announcement was made in The Irish Times newsroom this afternoon.
Ms Kennedy, who will turn 60 in September, has been editor of The Irish Times for nine years.