Hold the front page: Sligo newspaper champions its first woman editor
THE Sligo Champion has appointed Jenny McCudden as the first woman editor in the paper's 176-year history. Previously Jenny worked as Western correspondent with TV3 News, based in Galway.
Prior to that she spent five years with BBC News in both London and Birmingham.
Jenny began her TV career in Dublin as one of the original line-up of news correspondents for TV3, in 1998. The Kildare native cut her teeth in local journalism, working for the Westmeath Offaly Independent in Athlone and Midlands Radio 3 in Tullamore.
Valentia to celebrate debut festival
THE first Valentia Isle Festival -- featuring music, local crafts and art, artisan food, holistic therapy and matchmaking -- takes place from September 14-16,
Music acts include the Rubber Bandits, Jerry Fish, Donal Dineen, The Frank & Walters, This Club, Tieranniesaur, FRED, Daniel Martin Moore, The Young Folk, Toby Kaar, DJ Kormac & Ham Sandwich and more. Matchmaker Avril Mulcahy, aka Miss Singlelista, will be offering power flirting workshops and dating activities. See www.valentiaislefestival.com.
Upcoming seminar on Ireland's future
NEXT Wednesday, July 25, at 7.30pm, The Farm Centre in Enniscorthy, Co Wexford, hosts the seminar 'Ireland 2012: Where are we now?' Austin Hughes of KBC Bank will talk about the economy and the construction industry, while agricultural consultant Geoff Barry will discuss the CAP reform. Tel: 053 9124611, email email@example.com.