Michael McNiffe, editor of the Irish Sun, leaves the paper with immediate effect after seven years as part of a strategic review by News International.
McNiffe has edited the title since 2005. Previously he was deputy editor of the Irish Daily Mirror and assistant editor of the Sunday World and a senior reporter with the Sunday World.
He will be replaced by the UK edition’s assistant editor Paul Hudson in the interim. Hudson will be joined in Dublin by Nathan Brandon, the Sun’s assistant design editor who will take on the role of acting design director at the Irish daily.
Hudson and Brandon have been tasked by News International with overseeing changes to the title resulting from the review over the next four months.