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Irish Times Trust chairman to retire

The chairman of The Irish Times Trust Ltd, Major Thomas B McDowell, has announced his retirement.

He was actively involved in the establishment of the trust in 1974, which was brought into being to guarantee the independence of the newspaper, and has spent almost four decades at the head of the Irish Times Group.

Major McDowell, (78), also served as chief executive of The Irish Times between 1962 and 1997.

In recognition of his contribution to the paper, the boards of the trust and company have awarded him the title of President for Life of The Irish Times Group.

  • The chairman of The Irish Times Ltd, Don Reid, has announced he also plans to retire by next April.

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