The Irish Sun says Cavan native Fiona has nearly 25 years experience in journalism. After graduating from DCU she started her career as a news and features reporter in The Irish Daily Mirror, where she covered everything from crime and politics to health and entertainment.
She joined The Irish Sun as Features editor in 2006 and held that position for eight years before becoming assistant editor. In 2016 she stepped into the role of deputy editor where she spearheaded a number of campaigns including ‘Call This Out’ which demanded an end to violence against women and ‘Show Some Heart’ which lobbied the government to install defibrillators in schools across Ireland.
Speaking about her new appointment Fiona said: "I feel incredibly proud and lucky to have the opportunity to lead the fantastic team of journalists in The Irish Sun.
"Every day across print and digital we work tirelessly for our readers, to inform and entertain them, to fight for their rights and the things that matter to them most.
"I look forward to continuing to tell their stories, and hopefully brighten up their day at the same time."
The Irish Sun says Declan Ferry has also been promoted to deputy editor.
Declan Ferry, from Donegal, has worked across a number of publications including The Irish Daily Mirror, The Irish Daily Mail and The Irish News of the World in a career in journalism spanning over 20 years.
He joined The Irish Sun as Digital Editor in 2016 ahead of thesun.ie's relaunch later that year, before becoming Assistant Editor in 2020.
Declan said: "I'm honoured and thrilled to take on this new challenge as deputy editor of The Irish Sun. We have an amazing team who work so hard every day to bring our readers the news they care about and I'm excited to see what the future holds."
The Sun’s Editor-in-Chief Victoria Newton said: “I’m delighted that Fiona has accepted the role of Editor at The Irish Sun. With a wealth of experience in journalism as well as at the paper, she brings to the role a thorough understanding of our readers having campaigned on their behalf and delivering the news that matters to them.
“Declan, likewise, has a tonne of experience behind him working for many publications, across both print and online.
“I know they will do a great job, and I wish them the best of luck in their new roles and look forward to working with them closely.
Finally, I also want to wish Kieran a fond farewell. He’s been a fantastic editor of The Irish Sun for nearly eight years and leaves the paper in great health. I wish him all the best for the future.”
The Sun says Fiona joins female editors Gill Smith on The Scottish Sun, Natalie Evans on the US Sun and Victoria Newton, editor-in- chief.Keep up-to-date with publishing news: sign up here for InPubWeekly, our free weekly e-newsletter.