The editor of the Irish Examiner is leaving his position to take up a role with internal communications software company Newsweaver.

Tim Vaughan is to be appointed Head of Content and Corporate Communications at the Cork-based company.

Irish Examiner chief executive Tom Murphy said he was very sorry that Mr Vaughan was leaving, but wished him the very best in his new position.

Mr Vaughan said: "While I am really looking forward to the prospect of this exciting and unanticipated opportunity at Newsweaver, it's going to be an emotional wrench to leave the newspaper that I love so much and which has been such a huge part of my life for so many years."

He added: "It has been a total privilege to have had this wonderful job and to have worked with so many great colleagues who have made the Irish Examiner the highly respected newspaper that it is today."

Newsweaver founder and CEO Andrew O’Shaughnessy said: "I’m delighted that someone of Tim’s calibre is joining our exceptionally talented team at a time when we have very exciting ambitions for international growth."

"He is widely respected in the media industry, and has a great track record in agenda-setting journalism at the Irish Examiner. His knowledge, experience and skill set is a perfect fit for Newsweaver as we expand our international footprint."