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In the last month SpunOut.ie have made two key appointments said goodbye to two members of staff.
At a meeting of the Board of Directors on 9th May 2015 Chris Donoghue was appointed as Chairperson of SpunOut.ie. Chris was selected after a public advertisement of the position and following an interview process involving three shortlisted candidates. Chris (31) is an experienced journalist and communicator, he presents 'Newstalk Breakfast' on Newstalk FM and 'Ireland Live at 10' on UTV Ireland. The board, action panel and staff team are very excited to welcome Chris to the team and look forward to working with him over the course of his three year term as Chairperson.
Also in May, our youth engagement officer John Buckley was appointed Deputy Director of SpunOut.ie. John will lead the programming and project management of our campaigns at SpunOut.ie while continuing to embed meaningful youth participation in all our activities and outreach.
We recently said goodbye to Niamh Farrell who performed the role of office manager at SpunOut.ie for the last four years. Niamh will be dearly missed as she cultivated much of the wonderful culture which exists in the organisation and cared deeply for all of the staff, volunteers and readers. We'd all like to wish Niamh the best of luck in her new business venture.
Finally, we also said goodbye to Alan O'Mara, our communications officer. Alan transformed our social media approach in his time with us and contributed to a 60% increase in the readership of SpunOut.ie in the last year alone. We wish Alan the best of luck on his adventure in San Francisco.