Verity, Drury to edit Irish Daily Mail

The Irish version of the Daily Mail, which is to be launched next year, will be edited by British journalist Ted Verity and Irish journalist Paul Drury.

Verity, an experienced journalist from the Daily Mail group, is currently editor-in-chief of Ireland On Sunday, and Drury is editor. Contrary to a recent report in The Sunday Business Post, journalist Lisa O'Carroll will not be the editor of the new title. "They got it all wrong," said a source. "It's quite mystifying."

O'Carroll will be news editor. The first outside hiring for the Irish Daily Mail is Daniel Gallagher, formerly editor of the Irish Sun. Gallagher will be night editor at the Irish Daily Mail.

"The Irish Daily Mail will be aimed at upmarket readers," said the source.

"The paper will be based in Ballsbridge, sharing offices with Ireland On Sunday, and will be distributed the same way as the Daily Mail is at the moment." Where the Irish Daily Mail would be printed, or what projected circulation figures for the new title were, was not revealed.

John Byrne