soon-to-launch TV channel UTV Ireland has appointed Mary Regan as its political editor.
Ms Regan had been political editor at the Irish Examiner.
"Mary is a renowned and respected political journalist and commentator. Her expertise and understanding of the Irish and international political landscape will be a huge asset," UTV Ireland head of news Marcus Lehnen said.
Ms Regan began her journalistic career at RTE and has also worked for Village magazine.