, the parent company of multimedia news agency the Press Association, has announced the appointment of Dame Helen Alexander and Dominic Fitzpatrick
as non-executive directors.
Mr Fitzpatrick replaces outgoing non-executive director Alan Crosbie, formerly of the Cork-based newspaper group Thomas Crosbie Holdings.
Mr Fitzpatrick is the managing director of the Irish News in Belfast and is credited with the transformation of the newspaper to its current compact format.
The Irish News
has been named 'regional daily newspaper of the year' in the UK for the fourth time in a decade, winning the title for papers with a circulation over 25,000 at The Newspaper Awards 2014.