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UTV snaps up Regan

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.