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New editor appointed to The Herald


Alan Steenson

Alan Steenson

Alan Steenson

ALAN Steenson has been appointed editor of The Herald.

A long-term member of the Herald team, he first joined INM as a freelance sub-editor in 1996 and became a senior sub-editor in 2001.

Mr Steenson previously held the positions of Assistant Editor and Operations Editor, before being appointed as the paper’s Deputy Editor in 2012.

Declan Carlyle, Managing Director of Independent Newspapers (Irl) Ltd, said Mr Steenson had served in a number of senior roles on

“In this role he has successfully transformed the title into a unique daily and evening paper,” he said, “increasing its market share on that journey.”


“He is testament to the new breed of journalists at INM that are shaping our newsroom for future growth.”

Editor-in-chief, Stephen Rae, said the

“Alan has energetically overseen major developments on

“In the last few months we have invested in new ways of producing the paper, which are pioneering in the news industry.

“Indeed, over the next few weeks the rest of our print products will implement the production enhancements first introduced on

“I believe Alan and the

Originally from Cavan, Mr Steenson lives with his wife and two children in Dublin.