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Drinks Industry Ireland magazine appoints new editor

Mediateam has announced the appointment of a new editor of Drinks Industry Ireland magazine.


Fionnuala Carolan has been appointed as new editor of Drinks Industry Ireland magazine.

Fionnuala Carolan takes over as editor of Drinks Industry Ireland

Fionnuala Carolan has been appointed as the new editor of Drinks Industry Ireland magazine.

Fionnuala has a wealth of experience in trade publishing having previously worked with Mediateam as editor of leading retail trade magazine, ShelfLife for over six years. She was awarded the Business Magazines Editor of the Year Award from Magazines Ireland in 2010 for her work on that title.

She subsequently worked with BWG Foods as communications manager for three years. In recent times she has been a regular contributor to Mediateam’s publications and is looking forward to the new challenge of editing Drinks Industry Ireland magazine and website, highlighting and debating the important issues affecting the licenced trade in Ireland today.

She takes over the role from the founder and long-time editor of Drinks Industry Ireland Pat Nolan who has recently announced his retirement after more than 22 years at the helm. Pat will continue to contribute to the magazine, offering his expert opinion and insights on the trade in 2023.

Drinks Industry Ireland magazine enjoys strong engagement with the drinks trade both in print and online with over 45,000 monthly touchpoints.

According to John McDonald, managing director of Mediateam, the new publisher of Drinks Industry Ireland magazine, “I would like to pay tribute to Pat Nolan for a distinguished career in the drinks industry and for creating and building Drinks Industry Ireland magazine over the past 22 years. He has become a stalwart of the industry and we would like to thank him for his huge commitment and congratulate him on his retirement.”

“I would also like to welcome Fionnuala Carolan as the new editor and wish her the best in her new role where she will bring her own personal style and insights to the magazine and”

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