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Irish Post seeks new editor after Morse moves on

Much-travelled editor Murray Morse has left the Irish Post after six months in the chair, it has emerged.

The former Cambridge News editor, left, was appointed boss of the London-based weekly in February after it was rescued from closure by Loot proprietor Elgin Loane.

However he has now left the title and the Post, which circulates among the UK Irish community, is seeking a new editor.

The post is being advertised on HoldtheFrontPage from today with a closing date of 19 September.

During his brief editorship, Murray courted controversy by launching a public attack on the Irish President, Michael Higgins, for refusing to speak to the paper.

However the row appeared to have been resolved when Mr Higgins gave the Post an exclusive interview in June.

Murray landed the editor’s job after being made redundant from the Sunday Sport when it initially went bust in April 2011, although it has since relaunched.

He was editor of the News from 2004-8 before leaving the role in a management restructure.

His other roles have included assistant editor of the South Wales Argus, and deputy editor and then acting editor of the Newcastle Evening Chronicle.

HTFP has been unable to reach Murray for a comment, while the Irish Post has also so far declined to comment on his departure.