INM appoints Brexit correspondent
Independent News & Media has appointed Colm Kelpie as its dedicated Brexit Correspondent to strengthen its coverage of Britain's decision to exit from the European Union.
Colm, who has been appointed as a Senior Business Correspondent specialising in Brexit, will continue in his role as business and economics correspondent, taking up the additional responsibility of co-ordinating INM's Brexit coverage.
INM Editor-in-Chief Stephen Rae said: "Brexit is the single most important issue affecting the Irish economy today.
"It is vital that INM, as the biggest media player on the island, dedicates resources to comprehensively cover the issue for our readers and audiences.
"By appointing a full time Brexit Correspondent we will be analysing, interpreting and bringing the big stories to our audiences in an authoritative way."
Colm has worked as a business and economics reporter for the Irish Independent since October 2012. He joined the newspaper in October 2011 as a news reporter.
Prior to that, he worked for four and a half years as a news reporter and a political reporter with the Press Association news agency, based in Dublin.
Colm began his career working as a reporter for People Newspapers in counties Wexford and Wicklow.
Originally from Derry, Colm was educated at St Columb's College, Derry.
He holds a BA in English and History and an MA in Journalism from the National University of Ireland, Galway.
Sunday Indo Business