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Sky News Set To Launch New Bureau In Dublin

By katedemolder

June 29, 2017 at 6:20am

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It's been confirmed that Sky News are setting up shop in the Emerald Isle with an intent to strengthening its presence in a post-Brexit Ireland - and they've already chosen whereabouts their new office will be. 

Sky News' longstanding Irish correspondent, David Blevins will join forces with Fermanagh man Darren McCaffrey to report the capital's news on a more global platform, following a 16-year-long stint reporting in both Westminster and London for the news channel. 

He took to Twitter to announce the move.

John Ryley, Head of News at Sky, said in a statement:

“With a post-Brexit world upon us there has never been a better time to expand our presence in Ireland."

"Darren is a great talent and he will work alongside David Blevins to ensure we have comprehensive coverage across the entire country, bringing the latest news and analysis to our viewers both north and south, in the UK and around the world.”

McCaffrey also spoke of his new role with glee:

"Brexit is not just an issue for Britain but presents threats and opportunities here in Ireland too.

"It will be a fascinating time to return home to cover decisions to be made in Dublin, decisions which will shape these two islands and indeed Europe for years to come. And having grown up on the border, it gives me the opportunity to reflect the concern and complicated issues affecting people there and across Ireland."

Sky employs just shy of 1000 people in Ireland with just over 750 of those based at its Head Office in Burlington Road in Dublin.

H/T: Joe.ie

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