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Saturday 18 November 2017

Hanly named new MD at Eason

Eason's flagship shop on O'Connell Street in Dublin
Eason's flagship shop on O'Connell Street in Dublin

Sean Duffy

Irish book chain Eason has appointed Liam Hanly as the group's new managing director. Mr Hanly joined the company in 2010 and serves as director of finance, IT and logistics.

He will replace Conor Whelan who announced his decision to step down earlier this year.

"The board and I are very pleased to have someone of Liam Hanly's calibre to take over from Conor Whelan as managing director of Eason," said James Osborne, chairman of Eason

"Liam Hanly brings a wealth of retail knowledge and experience of the business and on behalf of the board I wish him every success in his new role," Mr Osbourne added.

Mr Hanly said: "I am delighted and honoured to be taking over as MD of Eason, one of Ireland's most iconic businesses and brands. I look forward to leading the business through the next exciting phase in its development."

Eason employs over 1,000 people across 65 stores in Ireland. The group's turnover hit €220m, according to latest company filings.

Irish Independent

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