Stephen Rae has been appointed by Independent News & Media (INM) as editor-in-chief of the Irish Independent, the Herald and Sunday Independent. Rae, 46, took over from Gerry O’Reagan as editor of the Irish Independent last September. He is a former editor of the Evening Herald, as well as the paper’s deputy editor and security correspondent. He studied journalism at DIT and was editor of the Garda Review.
A native of Castlemaine, Co Kerry, he is a qualified barrister.
The Irish Independent has dominated the headlines this week with its release of the Anglo tapes.